European advanced manufacturing company opening in Pittsylvania County

Unison Ltd. to create 35 jobs in three years, 55 in five years

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - A European advanced manufacturing company is opening up shop in the U.S., starting in Pittsylvania County.

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Unison Ltd. will spend $5.2 million to renovate a 40,000 square foot building in the Danville and Pittsylvania County-owned industrial park.

The company plans to create 35 jobs in its first three years and 55 jobs in its first five years.

Unision Joint Managing Director Julian Kidger said a road trip around Virginia earlier this year sealed the deal.

"We beat out North Carolina and the United Kingdom for this announcement today," McAuliffe said as cheers erupted from the crowd.

"We experienced lots of great things, great people, but it was always clear that this is exactly where we wanted to be and this is where we needed to be," Kidger said.

This is the third advanced manufacturing company to locate in Danville and Pittsylvania County in the past 14 months.


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