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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Virginia Jobs

New Virginia jobs will be created in Carroll County when AmeriPumps LLC moves its headquarters and manufacturing facility to Hillsville from Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to Governor Tim Kaine. The company, which will spend $4.6 million to relocate, will create 125 new jobs.

AmeriPumps LLC builds, ships and services water pumps for a variety of different companies and organizations throughout North America and the rest of the Western hemisphere. These products are frequently used by both the construction and mining industries, for hurricane recovery and aboard ships.

"This is tremendous news for Hillsville and Carroll County," Gov. Kaine said in a recent news release. "AmeriPumps' decision to open this facility demonstrates that the region, previously affected by economic downturn, is on the rebound. The company will find no shortage of capable employees with a strong work ethic, and I look forward to AmeriPumps’ success in Virginia."

AmeriPumps' President Doug Zukowski also believes the move is a positive thing. "We are extremely excited to establish our Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing operations in Hillsville, Virginia, and we look forward to being a part of the Hillsville/Carroll County business community for many years to come," he said. "The decision to relocate our operations to Virginia was based on the strong work ethic and available workforce in this geographic region along with the quality of life only found in this part of Virginia. We certainly appreciate the leadership and hard work from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Carroll County Administration and the Town of Hillsville and others for assisting us in marking Hillsville our new home."

Gov. Kaine's office says that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the town of Hillsville, Carroll County and Virginia's aCorridor all worked together to obtain the project for the state. The Governor approved $150,000 from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission also contributed $100,00 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds to Carroll County to help encourage AmeriPumps to the area. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will be providing training support through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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