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Firm Announces $3.7 Million Investment To Expand Manufacturing Facility
October 8, 2019

Blue Ridge Industries, Inc. (BRI), a custom plastic injection molder and assembler of plastic parts, has announced that the firm will invest $3.7 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Frederick County. The expansion project will create new jobs in engineering, production, and maintenance.

Founded in 1985, Blue Ridge Industries, Inc. (BRI), is a woman-owned, ISO 9001:2015 certified contract manufacturer specializing in custom injection molding, product design, and mass production serving diverse markets such as construction, commercial products, and electronic enclosures. BRI operates injection molding presses ranging from 112 to 950 tons. The company’s long molding experience spans commodity-grade and specialty engineered resins with complex additive blends. In addition, BRI offers an array of assembly options, specialized decorating, rapid prototyping in support of manufacturing, and end-user fulfillment. BRI has nearly 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and over 115 team members.

“Blue Ridge Industries, Inc. is pleased to be growing in Virginia, and BRI’s strategic location in Frederick County contributes to our success in two key ways,” said Jim Possehl, General Manager of BRI. “First, BRI’s location on Interstate 81 enables products to be quickly shipped to distribution centers up and down the East Coast of the United States. Second, the location provides the company with opportunities to build a dedicated team made up of members of the region’s skilled workforce in one of the fastest growing areas of Virginia. These advantages, along with proximity to several major manufacturers, enable BRI to be successful in executing our mission to create quality solutions through dedicated partnerships, integrity, efficiency, and teamwork.”

According to a statement released by Governor Ralph S. Northam’s office, “Blue Ridge Industries is a valued employer and corporate partner in the Commonwealth, and the company’s decision to expand reflects the strength of our manufacturing sector, which continues to provide 21st-century job opportunities for Virginians,” the Governor commented in response to the announcement. “We thank the company for aiding our efforts to grow and diversify Virginia’s economy, for its commitment to the region’s workforce, and for its continued investment in Frederick County.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Frederick County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. Blue Ridge Industries’ job creation will be supported through the state-funded Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities.

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