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Carry-On Trailer Expands Westmoreland County, Virginia, Production Operations

Carry-On Trailer, a leading manufacturer of steel and utility trailers, plans to expand operations in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The $9.2 million project is expected to create 60 jobs.

The investment will include the upgrade to a power coat paint system that will allow the company to produce more premium products and serve growing demand from its northeast customers.

“Carry-On Trailer is thrilled to expand our operations in Westmoreland County,” said Carry-On Trailer General Manager Braden Edwards. “As the No. 1 best-selling brand in America, this investment further underscores our commitment to producing a complete range of trailers and meeting the growing demands of our customers in the northeast. Upgrading to a powder coat paint system will enhance our production capabilities, allowing us to deliver more premium products with greater efficiency. We are grateful for the support from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and local authorities, and we look forward to contributing to the economic growth of the region.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Westmoreland County and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission to secure the project and will support Carry-On Trailer’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is also eligible to receive benefits from The Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Grant Program.

“We are proud that Carry-On Trailer continues to reinvest in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The growth of existing businesses in Virginia is vital to the success of Virginia’s economy, and we thank Carry-On Trailer for strengthening Virginia’s thriving manufacturing sector and creating 60 additional jobs in Westmoreland County.”

Carry-On Trailer offers utility, cargo, aluminum, dump, equipment, and specialty trailers along with a full replacement parts program. The company currently operates seven manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.

“The Port of Virginia welcomes the expansion of Carry-On Trailer in Westmoreland County and the jobs this investment will bring to that area,” added Stephen A, Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “We will work with Carry-On [Trailer] to support its expansion by ensuring it has efficient and reliable access to global markets. We look forward to supporting this opportunity.”

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