VF Corporation Expands Martinsville, Virginia, Operations
The 500,000-square-foot facility will increase distribution capacity to deliver products to its consumers faster.
“We’ve proudly operated our distribution center in Martinsville for 18 years and we know that continuing to invest in Martinsville is the right choice given its location and committed employees,” said Cameron Bailey, VF Corporation Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain. “The planned investments in this facility, from enhanced technology to improved distribution equipment, as well as the 82 new full-time positions, will help deliver our products to our consumers in a more efficient and prompt manner. On behalf of our brands and VF as a whole, we extend our gratitude to Governor Northam and Senator Stanley for their continued partnership.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation and the Virginia Office of Outdoor Recreation to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $225,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project.
“VF Corporation focuses heavily on the wellbeing of its customers and the communities it operates in, and it has been a partner of the Commonwealth for close to two decades,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “We are confident that Henry County’s strategic location and quality-of-life amenities, business environment, and topnotch workforce will continue to propel VF Corporation to success, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the company for years to come.”
The company is eligible to receive benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“Governor Northam created the Office of Outdoor Recreation to get the most out of Virginia’s unique and diverse natural assets,” said Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade and Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Cassidy Rasnick. “VF Corporation is a global powerhouse in the outdoor industry, and its decision to invest in Henry County demonstrates that this industry can be a true driver of economic development for communities in which it operates.”
VF Corporation is an American global apparel and footwear company founded in 1899 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The company's 13 brands are organized into three categories: Outdoor, Active and Work.
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