Governor Northam Announces Wood Products Expansion That Will Create 100 Jobs in Southwest Virginia | WJHL
(WJHL) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that Woodgrain Inc. will invest nearly $ 9 million to expand its operations in Smyth County.
This creates 100 new jobs and will also increase purchases of forest products grown in Virginia.
âForestry is the third largest private industry in the Commonwealth, supporting more than 107,000 jobs in our rural communities and providing an economic impact of $ 21 billion per year,â said Northam. âWoodgrain continues to bring welcome employment opportunities and capital investments to Southwest Virginia, supporting my administration’s goal of bringing economic vitality to all corners of the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Woodgrain for their commitment to Virginia forest products and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.
Woodgrain, a family-owned wood trim and trim manufacturer, is based in Idaho and is one of the largest carpentry companies in the world.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the Virginia Industrial Advancement Alliance worked with the county to secure the project.