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Delta Star Expands Lynchburg, Virginia, Headquarters-Operations

Delta Star, Inc., a medium transformer manufacturer in the U.S., plans to expand its manufacturing and headquarters operation in Lynchburg, Virginia. The $30.2 million project is expected to create 149 jobs.

The investment includes 80,00-square-feet of additional manufacturing space to support the company’s mobile and power transformer operations, as well as a 14,000-square-foot corporate building to consolidate headquarters and office function requirements.

“We believe Delta Star’s core values give us the power to build a strong business, culture, and way of life. These values have been a guide for our behavior, creating an environment that places the needs of those we serve, as well as multiple generations of family members who have shared this road with us, at the center of all that we do,” said Jason Greene, Delta Star CEO. “The Commonwealth of Virginia offers a unique set of advantages such as transportation access, business-friendly attitude at both state and local levels, along with exceptionally well-executed and supported workforce development and recruitment programs. Lastly, the significant economic development and growth of the Lynchburg region through numerous programs, projects, and investments have made a lasting impact, one that Delta Star is committed to continually supporting in the cultivation of a thriving region and state.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance to secure the project. Governor Youngkin approved an $850,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City of Lynchburg with the project. Delta Star is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

“Generations of Virginia families have benefitted from Delta Star’s long-term presence in the City of Lynchburg, and we are thrilled that tradition will continue with this major expansion,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “As U.S. manufacturing continues its resurgence, industry-leading companies choose the Commonwealth for its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and robust talent pipeline.

Founded in 1908, Delta Star is recognized as an industry leader in pursuit of continuously improving the performance, delivery, and reliability of power to meet the energy needs of the future.

“Communities that succeed in growing and sustaining their economic base understand that economic growth takes collaboration and an investment of time and capital investment. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has worked tirelessly with Delta Star, the state, and the City of Lynchburg to ensure this expansion happened in Lynchburg as opposed to one of their other locations in another state. As the president of another company headquartered in Lynchburg, I can attest to the professionalism, hard work, and expertise that the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance puts into competitive expansions like this, and I extend my congratulations to the entire team who worked to make this happen,” added Paul Denham, Chairman of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s Board of Directors and President of Southern Air Inc.

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