Allfirst Expands Suffolk, Virginia, Headquarters
The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst also expects to create 27 new jobs over the next three years.
“The customers in the area we serve represent major companies from across America,” said Allfirst Vice President of Operations James Templeton. “Our skilled craft workers, the best in the industry, are home-grown. Our location in Virginia is strategic and provides us the dual opportunities to draw from an area rich with a strong work ethic, as well as to serve the industrial companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support Allfirst’s retraining and new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP).
“It’s exciting to see another Virginia-headquartered company reinvesting in its operation and workforce,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “We are confident the City of Suffolk will continue to provide a business environment that facilitates growth and success for Allfirst and its valuable employees. The growth of companies like Allfirst, which serves many important industries in the Commonwealth, is paramount to economic vitality, and our training programs ensure a skilled labor pool. We thank Allfirst for being a part of our efforts to diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”
“Allfirst is a great example of a Virginia small business that is adapting to 21st century technology,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “New methods, technologies, and machinery constantly will be available to business, and worker retraining is a critical way to retain and further enrich our workforce. With this expansion, Allfirst will add to its employee base by more than 40 percent, which is good news for Suffolk and the surrounding area.”
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