Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a company not unfamiliar to Bland County. Since its beginning in 1972, the company has helped businesses and people alike with their electric grid needs. Now, that’s not the only way they’re helping out the local population. In addition to electric grids, the company will soon be providing more economic growth.
Thanks to the benefits the area provides, the company is investing $6.2 million in order to upgrade its equipment and increase its workforce. Currently, the company has more than 800 workers throughout Virginia – 332 of which work for their Bland County location. So they now expect to create 40 new jobs for locals in the area.
“Hitachi ABB Power Grids has made tremendous contributions to Southwest Virginia and the Commonwealth for nearly 50 years. […] We look forward to our continued partnership with this expansion. […] The company’s decision to invest in its Bland County facility is a testament to the region’s accessibility, integrated transportation network, and skilled manufacturing workforce. ”
“We are proud to see [this company] creating high-quality 21st-century jobs in Southwest Virginia. […] The important upgrades the company is incorporating into its facility will position Hitachi ABB to expand its manufacturing capabilities and secure its future in Bland County.”AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
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