Empire Bakery Commissary to Create 75 New Jobs

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Empire Bakery Commissary, LLC, a commercial producer of ready-made cakes, cookies, and desserts, announced an expansion that will double its capacity, creating 75 new jobs in Franklin County.

The company is investing $10.4 million, including $2.3 million in new equipment, to add 32,000 square feet to its Rocky Mount facility and renovate an additional 12,000 square feet to serve more customers.

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Governor Northam Announces 31 New Jobs in the City of Covington

Governor Ralph Northam announced that SchaeferRolls, Inc., a producer of polymer-based roll covers and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SchäferRolls GmbH & Co. KG, will invest $12 million to establish a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing operation in the City of Covington. The company will be the local supplier to paper and packaging manufacturer WestRock Company’s plant. Virginia successfully competed against South Carolina for the project, which will create 31 new jobs.

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Summit View Business Park Welcomes First Business: ValleyStar Credit Union

valley star summit viewROCKY MOUNT, Va. (February 20, 2018) – Franklin County today announced that ValleyStar Credit Union will be the first business at its new Summit View Business Park.

ValleyStar is investing $5.25 million to build a new administrative campus on 7 acres, creating 10 new, high-paying jobs with a total of 32 jobs being at the new location.

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