Delegate Presents Big Check to Mail America in Forest

Forest, VA - Delegate Kathy Byron handed over a huge check to a Forest business Thursday morning.

Mail America announced in May that it would expand creating 75 new jobs.

Since the announcement, the company has hired more than 40 employees.

Thursday, Byron presented the company with $160,000 to assist in the expansion and encourage them to make more investments in Bedford County.

Mail America's president says deciding to expand in this area was simple.

"When our customers come here from New York or wherever they cannot believe we live in such a pretty area and have such great people and they want to come here. They don't want to leave quite frankly," said Dan Reber, president of Mail America.

Mail America's main facility is on Elkton Farm Road, and its new facility is on Venture Drive.