Hardwood flooring producer to generate 58 new jobs in Patrick County

PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam introduced that Canadian-centered Prolam, LLC, a manufacturer of significant-good quality hardwood flooring for commercial vans and dry van trailers, is planning to commit $12.8 million in Patrick County to set up its first U.S. production operation in the previous Ten Oaks satellite facility on Dobyns Road.

The challenge would generate 58 new high-shelling out careers and add 50-% to the company’s complete producing capacity.

Prolam is also committing to source at the very least 65-per cent of its timber from the Commonwealth’s sturdy hardwood resource, supporting regional loggers and forestland owners via the invest in of extra than $20.5 million in Virginia-grown hardwoods about the next 3 years.

“This task is a wonderful gain for Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland entrepreneurs. Forestry carries on to be an vital pillar of communities throughout the Commonwealth for the reason that market leaders understand the added benefits of our considerable pure assets, in depth transportation network, and unparalleled workforce. We thank Prolam for finding its 1st U.S. production facility in Southern Virginia and glance forward to a lengthy partnership with the business.”

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA)

Prolam is headquartered in Quebec, Canada and is a main producer of commercial trailer flooring.

The enterprise supplies the best U.S. trailer brands who are suffering from history progress from the surge in on-line commerce and the associated improve in delivery.

Prolam’s new Patrick County facility will right profit Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland proprietors by furnishing a marketplace for lower quality crimson and white oak lumber not suited for residential flooring or cooperages.

The firm employs a amount of proprietary systems that give superior humidity resistance, energy, and toughness when not sacrificing professional trailer bodyweight.

The Virginia Division of Agriculture and Shopper Support (VDACS) and the Virginia Economic Enhancement Partnership (VEDP) labored with Patrick County and the Patrick County Economic Development Authority to protected this venture for the Commonwealth.

Governor Northam accredited a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Enhancement (AFID) Fund, which Patrick County will match with nearby cash. Funding and companies to assistance the company’s task creation will be furnished via VEDP’s Virginia Position Financial commitment Plan.

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