PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam declared that Canadian-based Prolam, LLC, a manufacturer of high-quality hardwood flooring for business vans and dry van trailers, is arranging to make investments $12.8 million in Patrick County to establish its initially U.S. production operation in the former Ten Oaks satellite facility on Dobyns Road.
The venture would make 58 new large-paying work and add 50-percent to the company’s overall producing capability.
Prolam is also committing to supply at least 65-% of its timber from the Commonwealth’s strong hardwood source, supporting regional loggers and forestland homeowners through the purchase of extra than $20.5 million in Virginia-developed hardwoods above the future 3 yrs.
“This task is a terrific gain for Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland owners. Forestry continues to be an significant pillar of communities throughout the Commonwealth due to the fact market leaders realize the advantages of our considerable pure means, comprehensive transportation network, and unparalleled workforce. We thank Prolam for finding its to start with U.S. producing facility in Southern Virginia and appear forward to a very long partnership with the organization.”
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA)
Prolam is headquartered in Quebec, Canada and is a main producer of commercial trailer flooring.
The organization materials the major U.S. trailer manufacturers who are enduring record expansion from the surge in online commerce and the affiliated boost in shipping and delivery.
Prolam’s new Patrick County facility will directly advantage Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland entrepreneurs by delivering a market for reduced quality pink and white oak lumber not suited for residential flooring or cooperages.
The organization employs a variety of proprietary technologies that give remarkable moisture resistance, toughness, and longevity even though not sacrificing industrial trailer pounds.
The Virginia Office of Agriculture and Customer Support (VDACS) and the Virginia Financial Advancement Partnership (VEDP) worked with Patrick County and the Patrick County Financial Progress Authority to secure this project for the Commonwealth.
Governor Northam approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Advancement (AFID) Fund, which Patrick County will match with regional money. Funding and solutions to assist the company’s career development will be offered by way of VEDP’s Virginia Position Expense Program.
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