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Germany-Based iMPREG Group Plans Warehouse-Manufacturing Plant In Henrico County, Virginia

iMPREG Group, a Germany-based provider of fiberglass reinforced liner systems for trenchless pipe rehabilitation, will open a warehouse facility in Henrico County, Virginia. A second phase, which would include manufacturing, is expected to increase the workforce to 60 employees with a $5.4 million expansion.

The company signed a lease at Byrd Corporate Park at 5002-5004 Byrd Industrial Drive, just minutes away from Richmond International Airport. This will be the fifth location for the firm, with three facilities in Germany and a facility in China.

“We are much closer to our North American customers right now and would provide best services and expertise to meet the expectations of our clients as a supplier for innovative lining solutions used for sewerage infrastructure like conduits and pipes. Not only municipalities, but also Department of Transportations use the iMPREGLiner for culvert renovations to give a new lifetime to corroded old pipes,” said Dr. Jürgen Alexander, Global New Business Development Director. “Greater Richmond is an excellent place to distribute our products around the United States and also Canada.”

“iMPREG’s unique product has been a hit across Europe and Asia, where older pipes and sewer lines have corroded after centuries of use,” said Olga Molnar, Business Information Manager for the Partnership and the project’s attraction manager. “The choice to expand their offerings to the American market was inevitable and we’re excited to add them to our list of German-owned companies in the region.”

“We are pleased that iMPREG selected Henrico County for its first United States distribution site. Their location at the Byrd Corporate Park near the Richmond International Airport will allow them to provide their products expeditiously to their new customers on the East Coast and throughout the United States. We wish them great success, and we welcome them to the international corporate community in Henrico,” said Tyrone E. Nelson, Chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors.

“iMPREG is at the intersection of two of our hottest prospect targets, advanced manufacturing and international investment,” said Barry Matherly, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership. “More than 60 percent of our prospects are internationally-based and we scheduled 10 marketing missions for this fiscal year to address the foreign direct investment demand for the Richmond Region.”

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