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Ground was broken today for a unique training center that will serve companies locating in the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, will invest $11.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company will add a new equipment line within its Performance Films business, which will provide additional capacity in growing the global market for paint protection and window film sold under Eastman’s portfolio of brands.
Retail store growth is prompting Bassett Furniture to invest $1.5 million in equipment and add 22 employees at its Henry County operations.
Company officials announced the expansion today at the Bassett Design Center.
The 22 new positions will be added over the next few years in all three locations, according to Bassett. Manufacturing employees will need skills in machining, finishing and upholstery; office associates will need skills in information technology (IT), website development and other areas to support retail operations, Bassett added.