LYNCHBURG, Va. – Nearly 80 new jobs are coming to the Hill City thanks to an expansion by Bausch + Lomb.
The global eye health business is investing $35 million into its Lynchburg manufacturing facility.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced the expansion on Wednesday and said the move will create 79 news jobs over the next five years.
The company’s investment includes the purchase of 13.1 acres of land across from its operation at 1501 Graves Mill Road. The new facility will be the main point of distribution in the U.S. for contact lens products and other medical device products.
In the announcement, Northam’s office said Bausch + Lomb considered locations in other states, however, “the strong performance of the current operations and favorable economic environment associated with Virginia made Lynchburg the logical choice for the expansion.”
Bausch + Lomb employs more than 195 workers throughout Virginia, with 153 reporting to its Lynchburg facility.