Patton Logistics Group Expands Pulaski County, Virginia, Operations
The company will expand its newly-constructed 250,000-square-foot logistics center by an additional 150,000 square feet. This expansion will include a trucking operations and maintenance center that will provide the infrastructure to support a future investment in electric trucks.
“Our major expansion into Pulaski County in 2020 was the result of our confidence in the people of Southwest Virginia to perform various supply chain solutions for our clients at a new logistics center,” said Steve Patton, President of The Patton Logistics Group. “That confidence has only grown, and just four months into this endeavor, we have decided to expand. I thank my coworkers in Dublin for their hard work in getting this operation off the ground. The close proximity to major Interstates 81 and 77 has proven invaluable to our trucking company and has spurred this significant investment for a new trucking operations center. We are excited about our future in Southwest Virginia.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Pulaski County, Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority, and Onward New River Valley to secure this project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $225,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Pulaski County with the project. Patton Logistics 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 job creation will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“The Patton Logistics Group’s second major expansion to its Pulaski County facility after only four months in operation demonstrates how highly companies value Virginia’s strategic location and sophisticated transportation infrastructure,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Patton’s reinvestment solidifies the Commonwealth’s position as a premier supply chain destination and is a testament to the New River Valley’s strengths in this sector.”
The Patton Logistics Group comprises three affiliate companies employing over 150 people in Virginia, where its Pulaski County facility serves as a critical hub for major clients in the Eastern United States markets.
“Patton Logistics Group’s continued investment in the New River Valley signifies the confidence companies have in our region’s workforce, business climate, and infrastructure,” said Scott Blankenship, Chairman of Onward New River Valley. “The substantial investment and job creation will not only positively impact Pulaski County, it will ripple throughout the regional economy. We look forward to Patton Logistics’ continued growth and success.”
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