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Fiber manufacturer to move corporate headquarters to Southside

BGF Industries will invest $7 million, create 65 jobs

DANVILLE, Va. – Dozens of new jobs are coming soon to Southside. 

BGF Industries is set to invest $7 million to move its corporate headquarters from Greensboro, North Carolina to Danville, Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a news release Tuesday morning.

The move will create 65 new, high-paying jobs. 

BGF Industries manufactures technical fiber materials. 

The company plans to build a 25,000 square foot facility in 2019 in the cyber park owned by the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority.

Virginia's trade and commerce secretary, Brian Ball, made the announcement Tuesday morning at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

"It just contributes to the vibrant economic and industrial base that's already here," Ball said. "This is a great day for the Danville-Pittsylvania region. It's a great day for Virginia."

It's not clear yet when the company will start the hiring process, or how much the jobs will pay. 

The company operates manufacturing facilities in Virginia and South Carolina, with a total of 800 employees.