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Dante Valve Company Expands Norfolk, Virginia, Operations

Dante Valve Company, a family-owned, international manufacturer and distributor of valves and related products, will invest $1.9 million to expand its operation in Norfolk, Virginia. The project is expected to create 40 jobs.

The company will add 10,000 square feet to its facility at 1324 Ballentine Boulevard to increase production.

“Dante Valve is eager to expand our operation in Norfolk,” said President of Dante Valve Lisa Dante Papini. “The Commonwealth of Virginia, and specifically the Hampton Roads area, has a strong talent base that aligns with our company’s requirements. Virginia’s business-friendly policies also factored into our decision.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Norfolk to secure the project for the Commonwealth and will support Dante Valve Company’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.

The company is also eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

“We are proud to support the growth of Dante Valve, which has thrived in Norfolk for more than a decade,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “The company offers quality manufacturing jobs that benefit the regional economy and residents of Hampton Roads, and the Virginia Jobs Investment Program will help ensure Dante Valve has the skilled workforce to meet its needs as production expands.”

Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Dante Valve Company is the manufacturer of Danco pressure relief valves used primarily in naval applications, including aircraft carriers, submarines, and other vessels. The company is also a factory-authorized loose assembler for Kunkle Valve safety relief valves and industrial products, a distributor of automatic pressure and temperature regulators, and a distributor of fittings and flanges for the United States Navy and commercial uses.

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