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Netherlands-Based ISO Group Plans Chesterfield County, Virginia, Assembly-Distribution Complex

ISO Group, a Netherlands-based innovative supplier of automation solutions in protected horticulture, will establish its first U.S. assembly and distribution facility in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The $570,000 project is expected to create 30 jobs over five years.

“Virginia’s central location on the Eastern Seaboard puts ISO USA within driving distance to 80% of our current customers in the United States and Canada, and only 2-days shipping to all of North America,” said John Menendez, General Manager and Vice President of the Americas for ISO Group USA. “With customer service at the heart of this expansion, Chesterfield is the perfect launch point for our new American headquarters.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Chesterfield County and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project and will support ISO Group’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities.

As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.

“We are proud to welcome ISO Group to Virginia’s corporate roster and serve as a launch point to reach its expanding U.S. customer base,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The Commonwealth offers the right location, infrastructure, and skilled workforce to attract global leaders like ISO Group, and we thank the company for choosing Virginia and creating 30 new jobs in Chesterfield County.”

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the Netherlands, ISO Group is a supplier of industrial machinery for labor-intensive protected horticulture tasks in a growing number of countries. The company develops effective machines fitted with robotics which take up less space, are scalable, and have lower maintenance costs.

“I’d like to welcome ISO Group to our thriving international community of more than 200 companies doing business in the Richmond Region,” added Jennifer Wakefield, President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP). “Our region has been a magnet for agricultural technology and support firms as they identify sustainable means of reaching 45% of the nation’s population within one day’s delivery drive.”

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