2 manufacturers plan expansions; 80 new jobs expected

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Two manufacturing companies are planning expansions in Virginia, moves the governor says will lead to 80 new jobs.  Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Homestead Building Systems Inc. is planning a $2.45 million expansion of its production operation in Orange County.  The manufacturer of custom-engineered lumber products says the expansion will create 60 new jobs.  Also Tuesday, the governor said Provides US Inc., a manufacturer of heat exchangers, will invest nearly $900,000 to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company expects the project will create 20 new jobs.  Jobs and planned expansions announced by economic development officials don’t always come to fruition.

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