Press Release

Schaffner MTC Transformers to invest $3.1 million to expand operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Schaffner MTC Transformers, a developer and manufacturer of standard and custom components and high-performance transformers, will invest $3.1 million to expand its operation in the Town of Wytheville in Wythe County. Virginia successfully competed against Ohio for the project, which is expected to create in the coming years 79… Read more »

JOHN MATTHEWS NAMED JIDA ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Former Legislative Aide Joins Staff After an extensive search process, the Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County has named John Matthews its Associate Director. JIDA Board Chairman David Kause commented, “John was the unanimous choice of the hiring committee. His experience in dealing with the public and with facets of state government uniquely qualify… Read more »

Staff report

A Wytheville manufacturing company has announced a $3 million expansion project that will add 22 new jobs. Coperion Corporation, located on Stafford Umberger Drive in the Fairview Industrial Park, is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and supplies businesses with plastics, chemicals, food and aluminum products. According to David Manley, executive director of the Joint Industrial Authority… Read more »

Governor McAuliffe Announces $3 Million Investment in Wythe County

Coperion Corporation to expand manufacturing operation and create 22 new jobs Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Coperion Corporation, in collaboration with local real estate developer WYCO, LLC (William Ellenbogen Managing Member), will invest a total of more than $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Wythe County. Coperion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. since… Read more »

DASH TRANSPORTATION OF WYTHEVILLE NAMED GATORADE CARRIER OF THE YEAR IN MID-ATLANTIC REGION

DASH Transportation, LLC, of Wytheville was named “Carrier of the Year” for 2013 for the Mid-Atlantic region by Quaker/Gatorade. David Kause, Regional Transportation Manager for Blue Ridge Gatorade, presented DASH Transportation President and CEO David Perkins with the award at the monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Joint Industrial Development Authority of… Read more »

Appalachian Cast Products Expands Wytheville Facility

WYTHEVILLE–Appalachian Cast Products, Inc., today received a grant from the Joint Industrial Development Authority to assist with the expansion of its Wytheville facility at 585 Stafford Umberger Drive in Fairview Industrial Park. The company will invest $1.6 M in a building expansion and additional equipment and create 16 new jobs in addition to saving 12… Read more »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (recognizing five-year increments) for 2014 to several Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on February 27, 2014. Dr. Alan Hawthorne, Executive Director of the Joint IDA was the keynote speaker. Dr. Hawthorne spoke about economic… Read more »

NEW APPALACHIAN POWER PROGRAM IDENTIFIES SITES READY TO POWER UP DATA CENTERS

ROANOKE, VA., April 25, 2013 – Appalachian Power today announced a new effort to help lure large capital investment and high-tech, high-paying jobs to the area. The program targets a growing industry by identifying sites in western Virginia that are independently qualified to meet requirements to support a data center. The Appalachian Power program is… Read more »

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Industry Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority recently presented tenure awards (recognizing five-year increments) for 2013 to several Wythe County industries. These awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the Wytheville Meeting Center on February 28, 2013. Michael Lehmkuhler, Vice President and head of the newly formed Business Attraction group at the Virginia Economic Development… Read more »

Joint IDA Selects New Associate Director

WYTHEVILLE—The Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, Wytheville, and Rural Retreat is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Kimberly Simmons as the authority’s new associate director. Ms. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science degree Summa Cum Laude in mathematics with a concentration in statistics from Radford University. A native of… Read more »