$12 million investment, 33 new jobs coming to Pulaski County

Patton Logistics Group opening up new warehouse in area

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – The New River Valley is getting a major economic boost.

On Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that a $12 million investment would be coming to Pulaski County.

According to the governor’s office, The Patton Logistics Group is making the multi-million-dollar investment to establish a new logistics and warehousing operation in the New River Valley Commerce Park. The investment will also create 33 new jobs.

The facility will reportedly serve as a hub for freight services to reach clients in the eastern U.S.

The company already employs about 100 truck drivers in the Pulaski County area.

Company president Steve Patton said the commerce park is centrally located with easy access to major interstates. It’s also near two of its biggest clients: Volvo and Ardagh Group. Plus, Patton said Pulaski County has the skilled workforce he needs.

Virginia’s First Industrial Facility Authority, which manages the park, offered the company an incentive package worth more than $1.5 million.

The authority represents 11 different localities in the region, stretching from Bland County to Roanoke.

Authority chair Mary Biggs said this new investment puts southwest Virginia on the map.

“When you see presence at a park, then that creates interest from other companies,” Biggs said.

The Pennsylvania-based company has 560 employees nationwide and is family-owned, operating a fleet of around 400 trucks and 1,150 trailers.

“It’s good to see Pulaski County beginning a new decade with a continued growing economy,” said Del. Nick Rush.

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