Company expansion means 50 new jobs in Chesterfield

Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 27, 2014

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – German-based chemical company Evonik Industries decided to expand its business into Chesterfield County, according to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Evonik’s move means 50 new jobs for the region.

The company “will invest $15 million to relocate and expand its Business and Innovation Center in Chesterfield County,” the governor’s office wrote in an email. “The company will maintain its manufacturing operation in the City of Hopewell. Virginia successfully competed against New Jersey and Indiana for the project, which will create 50 new jobs over five years and retain 130 jobs.”

“The addition of 50 new high-tech and high-paying jobs in Chesterfield County is great news for the region,” Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, said in a statement. “As Evonik expands its footprint in Virginia, we look forward to continuing a long corporate partnership between the company and the Commonwealth.”

“Virginia is a great place to do business,” Dr. Reinhold Brand, senior vice president and general manager of Evonik’s Consumer Specialties business unit in North America, said. “Our employees are happy to be in Virginia—and very excited about our bright future with the new facility.”