World Leader in Cinema Screen Technology Sets Up Manufacturing in Roanoke Region

harkness screensCLOVERDALE, VA (October 3, 2017) — Harkness Screens will soon begin manufacturing large high-performance coated 2D and 3D cinema screens in EastPark Commerce Center in Botetourt County, Virginia. The company, which is relocating manufacturing from Fredericksburg, Virginia, as part of a multi-million dollar investment, will employ up to 50 people in the first phase with significant expansion potential.

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ELDOR Facility in Botetourt County Taking Shape

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Construction on the ELDOR Corporation site in the Roanoke Region of Virginia is under way. The Italian manufacturer of automotive components is on track to have a state of-the-art 250,000 sq. ft. facility ready for test runs by January. 

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Ballast Point Opens Daleville Tasting Room and Kitchen

DALEVILLE, VA (June 12, 2017) — Ballast Point Brewing Company took the next step toward establishing its major East Coast presence by opening a Tasting Room & Kitchen today at its soon to be completed production facility in Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Daleville, Virginia.

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Deschutes Brewery Opening Tasting Room in Roanoke

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Deschutes2Rke in … August?

The brewery, which is planning an $85 million production facility in Roanoke, will open a tasting room modeled after its public houses in Bend and Portland downtown this summer.

renderingsThe tasting room will be a 315 Market St. and include more than 15 taps of Deschutes beers, growler fill-ups, merchandise, and food. Details are still in the works, but the location will likely include indoor and outdoor seating and ready-to-eat foods crafted by local restaurants.

“Roanoke is home to us now and we wanted to put down some roots while we plan for breaking ground on our new brewery east of town,” said Nate Brocious, tours and tasting room manager of Deschutes Brewery.

The Roanoke Regional Partnership played a vital role in helping the brewery select the region for its East Coast facility. See the full timeline of the Deschutes project, which was announced in 2016.

Learn more about plans for the downtown tasting room from Deschutes Brewery.

ICYMI – Deschutes Brewery is bringing the Street Pub back to Roanoke this summer. The event, scheduled for July 15, broke records in the Roanoke Region last year for the number of kegs consumed (241) while raising $81,000 for nine local nonprofits.