Korona S.A. Will Locate First U.S. Facility in Virginia
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently announced that Korona S.A., one of the largest producers of candles in the world, will invest $18.3 million to locate its first U.S. candle production facility in Pulaski County. The company, based in Poland, will create 170 new jobs. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project.
Speaking about the announcement, Gov. McDonnell says: “It is a great day when Virginia gains a new corporate citizen, especially an international company’s first operation in the United States. Korona S.A. manufactures 8.7 million candles per day, and we are proud that Pulaski County will be home to the company’s candle production for the U.S. market. The commonwealth offers an available facility and land that suits the company’s needs and allows room for future growth, as well as a quality, available workforce in the New River Valley region. This project is a great win for Virginia and Pulaski County, and we welcome Korona S.A. and the addition of 170 new jobs.”
“Korona S.A. is a great addition to the more than 780 internationally owned companies operating in Virginia,” says Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “The commonwealth’s access to markets through rail and transportation infrastructure will be a great advantage to the company as they expand. We are confident that Korona will benefit from Virginia’s business climate and continue its path of success in its first U.S. location.
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Source: New River Valley Alliance