Gov. McAuliffe announces 100 new jobs in Grayson County

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GRAYSON CO. (WSLS 10) - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday Oak Hall Cap & Gown, a manufacturer of

quality academic, judicial and religious apparel

, will invest $1.2 million to establish a textile manufacturing operation in the Town of Independence.

The company will renovate and up-fit an existing 85,000-square-foot facility and create 100 new jobs.

Governor McAuliffe said in a written statement, released on Monday, "Oak Hall Cap & Gown's significant investment in Grayson County to establish its fourth operation in the Commonwealth is a great testament to our competitive business environment.  This is a home-grown Virginia company that has thrived since its founding in 1889 and is an ideal fit for a region that has a rich tradition in the textile industry.  We thank Oak Hall for this expansion that stimulates growth, helping to build the new Virginia economy."

Founded in 1889 in Roanoke, Virginia, officials say Oak Hall has steadily built a reputation for the finest quality and service in academic, judicial, and religious apparel in the country.