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JKOZ Engineering Plans Blackstone, Virginia, Operations

JKOZ Engineering, a service-disabled veteran-owned business offering full-service engineering, technology, and product development services, plans to establish operations in Blackstone, Virginia. The $3.7 million project is expected to create 45 jobs in Nottoway County.

“As we assessed where to relocate and grow JKOZ Engineering, we found the investment in the relationship from the Town of Blackstone and the state partners made our decision to relocate to Virginia an easy one,” says Chris Kozloski, president and CEO of JKOZ Engineering. “The proximity to our material suppliers, clients, and wonderful community amenities of nearby downtown Blackstone will help us scale our business as we become part of the fabric of the town we’ve grown so fond of.”

Governor Youngkin approved a $125,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Nottoway County with this project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“We celebrate JKOZ Engineering’s decision to invest in Nottoway County and the Commonwealth of Virginia,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Virginia is known around the world for its distinguished military presence and is fortunate to have a large population of veterans. This service-disabled veteran-owned business has recognized Virginia for its world-class business climate, premier location, and a place for successful innovation and growth.”

JKOZ Engineering, Inc. (JEI) is a full-service aerospace engineering, technology, and product development firm that provides design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities. The company specializes in the development and production of legacy aerospace products to existing customer requirements or reverse engineering of components supplied by customers.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Nottoway County to secure the project for Virginia.

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