Press Release

Joint IDA of Wythe County Presents Awards at Annual Luncheon in Wytheville


Contact: Joint Industrial Development Authority Phone: 276-223-3370 Email: David Manley (, John Matthews (

Joint IDA Recognizes Industries at Tenure Awards

WYTHEVILLE — The Joint Industrial Development Authority held its annual Tenure Awards luncheon to celebrate Wythe County industries on April 27, 2023, at the Wytheville Meeting Center. An important part of the Joint IDA’s annual industry appreciation activities is the recognition of companies that have had a presence in Wythe County for multiples of five years. This year eight different businesses were awarded, ranging in operation time from 20 years to 65 years. Some awardees are global brands while others are distinctively homegrown. The Tenure Awards offer an opportunity to recognize and honor the important contributions made by these businesses in our community.

Joining the Joint IDA and awarded businesses were Wythe County administrators, Rural Retreat Town administration, Wytheville administration and Town Council members, and business service partners Mount Rogers Regional Partnership and Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce. The Joint IDA also recognized the ongoing community support of Wytheville Office Supply, who has been the sole sponsor of the luncheon since its inception in 2005.
Joint IDA Executive Director David Manley shared the history of each company being awarded, and a commemorative glass trophy was presented by Joint IDA Treasurer David Carpenter. The following companies were recognized for their contributions to the community over extended periods:


  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Premier Building Solutions                        


  • Klöckner Pentaplast  
  • Southern Pharmacy Services


  • Creative Glass, Inc.


  • Boxley Ready Mix

50 Years

  • Wabtec – Longwood Elastomers

65 Years

  • Farmers Milling

The Joint IDA Board and staff would like to thank each of these companies for doing business in Wythe County and for their commitment to our communities.

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The Joint Industrial Development Authority is the economic development office for Wythe County, the Town of Wytheville, and the Town of Rural Retreat. For more information, please visit or call 276.223.3370.