Wood products business expands in Patrick County
PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ / Governor’s Office) – A residential parquet manufacturer to invest nearly $ 9.3 million in Patrick County to build a state-of-the-art hardwood sorting and stacking facility. technology, according to Governor Ralph Northam.
The new Ten Oaks, LLC plant will allow the company to strengthen its supply chain, optimize the yield of raw materials and improve the quality and efficiency of production, according to Northam, while creating a new market for Virginia hardwood sawmills. The project is expected to create 11 well-paying jobs and lead to the purchase of more than $ 18 million in Virginia-grown forest products over the next three years.
“We are very happy with this announcement and we are convinced that this project will have a positive impact for the community of Patrick County” said Ten Oaks president Pierre Thabet. “This will help accelerate growth by developing new innovations and ensure the well-being of the region. We are convinced that it will be a success over time.
“Ten Oaks’ expansion and continued investment is a reflection of Virginia’s thriving forestry industry,” Governor Northam said. “I am grateful to Ten Oaks for their commitment to providing new economic opportunities and valuable, well-paying jobs to Patrick County.”
“Thanks to companies like Ten Oaks and Prolam, forestry is Virginia’s third-largest private industry, a vital part of the Commonwealth economy, especially in rural areas,” the Agriculture and Forestry Secretary said. Bettina Ring. “I am pleased to be associated with Patrick County in the framework of the agricultural and forestry industries development program to support this important project; one that develops the Virginia hardwood market and supports proper management and restoration of our forests.
“Ten Oaks’ decision to expand into Patrick County is a testament to the highly skilled workforce and extensive infrastructure networks in place in the Commonwealth and particularly in Southern Virginia,” the secretary said. at Commerce and Commerce Brian Ball. “We thank the company for its investment in the region and its contribution to the Virginia wood products industry, and look forward to our continued partnership.
“The Patrick County Board of Supervisors, the Patrick County Administration and the Patrick County Economic Development Authority are delighted with Ten Oaks’ new business to expand into our community. Ten Oaks, LLC has proven its strong corporate citizenship in Patrick County by providing excellent jobs to area residents and we look forward to continuing to work with them, ” County Administrator Geri Hazelwood said. “With the help of Governor Northam, the Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and local leaders, Patrick County continues to make progress in creating new jobs. “
“I am delighted to hear that Ten Oaks will invest $ 9.3 million in Patrick County,” said Senator Bill Stanley (R-20). “The creation of 11 new, well-paying jobs is a big win for those in County and Southwest Virginia. Ten Oaks has been a great partner with the Patrick County community over the years, and I have no doubt that many more companies will follow in Ten Oaks’ footsteps to reinvest in Southwest Virginia.
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