DUFFIELD — VFP Inc. announced a $3.5 million expansion of its Duffield manufacturing facility Wednesday that will bring at least 50 new jobs to Scott County.
The project, which will add roughly 100,000 square feet of new space, is currently under way and will allow VFP to bring its total work force in Duffield to 250.
The expansion is being funded in part by a $585,000 low-interest loan from the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority. VFP was further assisted by a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Governor’s Opportunity Fund, a $160,000 Virginia Tobacco Commission grant and a $581,000 grant from Virginia Coalfields Economic Development Authority.
VFP has been located in the Duffield Industrial Park since the mid-1990s. The company uses the facility to manufacture prefabricated modular structures for the telecommunications, power and modular building industries. VFP’s headquarters are based in Salem, Va.
VFP Inc. CEO Jerry Arnold said his company was pleased with the cooperation it received from Scott County and state officials and was excited about the prospect of creating more jobs for the region.
“VFP is grateful to be located in Scott County with an available work force and local talent that can meet our vast manufacturing needs,” Arnold said. “We also owe special thanks for the continued support we have received over the years from our local, regional and state agencies. They have played an integral role to our ability to continue to grow in Scott County.”
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