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Tate Establishes Russell County, Virginia, Production Operations

Infrastructure solutions provider Tate plans to establish operations in Russell County, Virginia. The $14.9 million project is expected to create 170 jobs.

This new production facility will focus primarily on data center component manufacturing and containment products to serve customers in Virginia and other data center sites.

“Tate is excited to begin operations in Russell County. The facility is an integral addition to support our commitment to manufacturing innovative infrastructure solutions for the data center industry,” said General Manager Daniel Kennedy. “The commitment shown by the Russell County Industrial Development Authority and the Commonwealth of Virginia to support us as we establish a state-of-the-art facility for years to come gives us great confidence.”

Governor Youngkin approved a $700,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Russell County with the project. In addition, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $146,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

“We are committed to a best-in-class business environment in Virginia to attract and retain global companies like Tate that have an impact in multiple market sectors, and we are proud that their team has chosen to establish this multimillion-dollar manufacturing facility in Russell County,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The Commonwealth’s top-rated talent helps our businesses thrive.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Russell County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority to secure the project. Support for Tate’s job creation will be provided through the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, a workforce initiative created by VEDP in collaboration with the Virginia Community College System and other higher education partners, with funding support from the Governor’s administration and the Virginia General Assembly.

“The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority was pleased to support the Russell County Industrial Development Authority and Tate on this project,” added Jonathan S. Belcher, VCEDA Executive Director/General Counsel. “This is in the form of the $2.5 million financing provided to the IDA in 2020 that enabled the IDA to acquire the building in St. Paul, Virginia that will be occupied by the company for this project, as well as up to $250,000 in workforce development and training funds approved by VCEDA to the company. This is one of the most significant manufacturing projects to locate in the VCEDA region in many years, and it will greatly enhance and diversify the economy of St. Paul and of the region as a whole.”

Tate is a global provider focused on the research, development, and manufacturing of next-generation raised access floors, airflow management, and infrastructure solutions for commercial and data center applications.

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