Virginia Industrial Plastics Plans Elkton, Virginia, Manufacturing Center
The expansion will allow the company to increase capacity for its company-owned product lines, Cabinet Savers® and VIP Golf Cars.
“Our ability to make products or parts ranging from a couple of inches in size up to 7 feet x 11 feet is a big differentiator from our competitors,” said Virginia Industrial Plastics President Ed Fisher. “We chose Elkton, Virginia due to it being geographically close (within 350 miles) to many companies we want to do business with to save on shipping costs. Additionally, Rockingham County has a good source of workers and provides a great quality of life.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Rockingham County to secure the project for Virginia and will support Virginia Industrial Plastics’ job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. This program 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, the Virginia Jobs Investment Program reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. It is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.
“Virginia Industrial Plastics has helped advance our thriving manufacturing industry throughout its 40-year history in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “Virginia earned consecutive titles as the best state for business because companies, like Virginia Industrial Plastics, continue to invest in our people and resources. We look forward to seeing what this investment and expansion will make possible for the company and the Commonwealth.”
Family-run and founded more than 40 years ago, Virginia Industrial Plastics produces a wide variety of products that are designed and produced to serve markets such as meat processing, leisure, medical, commercial, transportation, industrial, heavy equipment, and agriculture. The company’s services include tooling and mold creation using wood, synthetics, composites, or aluminum, thermoforming and vacuum forming, CNC operations, value-add assembly, and just-in-time inventory. The company also designs and manufactures mold protectant cabinet liners and after-market parts and accessories for customizing golf cars.
“The Shenandoah Valley has a rich manufacturing history, bolstered by longtime employers like Virginia Industrial Plastics,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “This expansion demonstrates the company’s confidence in Rockingham County, and we thank Virginia Industrial Plastics for providing 21st-century job opportunities for the skilled workforce in the region.”
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