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Northam announces plans for 200 new jobs at furniture plant

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 17:11:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A furniture manufacture is planning to renovate a recently closed plant in Virginia and create nearly 200 new jobs.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that North Carolina-based Ison Furniture plans to spend $3.5 million to renovate the closed A.C. Furniture Company in Pittsylvania County.

Ison plans to create 150 new jobs, while one of the company’s supplier plans to locate onsite and create 45 new jobs.

“We are pleased to welcome Ison Furniture Manufacturing and Dogwood Global to Southern Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “Manufacturing is an important pillar of many communities across our Commonwealth and is key to rebuilding our economy in the wake of the ongoing global pandemic. The region’s strong history with textiles and furniture combined with the caliber of the existing upholstery and furniture-building workforce makes this project a natural fit for Pittsylvania County, and we look forward to the future success of this new operation.”

Northam says Virginia beat out North Carolina to win the project. The state is giving the company various grants and other incentives.