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BAUER COMPRESSORS Expands Norfolk, Virginia, Operations

BAUER COMPRESSORS, INC., a subsidiary of Munich-based BAUER KOMPRESSOREN Group, a designer and manufacturer of high-pressure systems, plans to expand its operation Norfolk, Virginia. The $7.4 million project is expected to create 47 jobs.

The company will increase capacity to produce more hydrogen and natural gas compressors to meet growing demand.

“BAUER is excited to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with the City of Norfolk and the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Tony Bayat, BAUER COMPRESSORS President. “The favorable business climate, easy access to the Port, and room to grow make Norfolk an ideal location for us. We are thankful for the efforts of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the City of Norfolk, the Hampton Roads Alliance, and Governor Youngkin.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Alliance to secure the project.

“BAUER’s decision to expand its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operation in the City of Norfolk highlights the competitive advantage that Virginia offers international companies seeking growth in U.S. markets,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “BAUER is a prime example of what can be accomplished in the Commonwealth thanks to our strategic location, proximity to the Port of Virginia, and robust workforce, and I congratulate the company on its continued success.”

Governor Youngkin approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City of Norfolk with the project. BAUER is eligible to receive state 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.

“The Hampton Roads Alliance is proud to support the expansion of operations at BAUER COMPRESSORS. Advanced manufacturing is a target industry for our region, given Hampton Roads' talent pool, existing industry, and the emerging alternative energy sector driving many of our business development efforts. The work at BAUER aligns well with our efforts at the Alliance,” added Douglas L. Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance. “Congratulations to President Tony Bayat and the BAUER team on reaching this growth milestone.”

BAUER COMPRESSORS provides our customers with a broad range of compressor system solutions for various breathing-air and industrial applications.The company is a 2010 graduate of the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program, which assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy.

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