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Central Virginia Manufacturing expanding in Bedford Co., creating 9 new jobs

(Central Virginia Manufacturing)

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Governor Ralph Northam announced that a sheet metal fabricator is investing $300,000 to expand in Bedford County, creating nine new jobs.

Central Virginia Manufacturing was built on the foundation of providing high-quality sheet metal and light structural fabrication services to an array of businesses, Northam wrote.

"With more than 240,000 Virginians employed in the manufacturing sector, Central Virginia Manufacturing will continue to benefit from a robust labor pool as the company expands," said Governor Northam. "Businesses of all sizes are thriving in Bedford County and the Lynchburg region due to competitive operating costs, robust infrastructure and transportation network, and a strong workforce. We are pleased to see CVM growing in the Commonwealth and benefitting from the training and services provided by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program."

With over 50 years of combined experience, Chris Markham and Dave Hanowitz set out to build a company that is quality and deadline-driven, while strategically thinking about how to utilize today's technologies.

"I can’t imagine doing business anywhere else than in Virginia," said Hanowitz. "I do a lot of work for companies up north that are unionized. In Bedford, I can produce the same products they can get next door, but with better quality and a more cost-effective rate—and even include freight in it."

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Central Virginia Manufacturing’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP).

VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for its citizens.

The Bedford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will assist the company under a defined performance agreement tied to jobs and investment over three years.

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