Magnets USA expands in Vinton

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VINTON (WSLS 10) - Magnets USA, a company with nearly 40,000 customers around the country, has changed locations. 

Magnets USA was based in Roanoke, but just moved to Vinton. 

The building used to house Grumman's fire engine factory. The founder of Magnets USA said the facility was the perfect fit because of its size and location. 

Town officials are hoping all the improvements from the library to other revitalization projects in town could encourage future growth here. 

"A lot of positive activity in the town and having a company who sells nationally and internationally being located in Vinton it's great to get our name out there," says Ryan Spitzer, assistant town manager.

In addition, town officials are working with the Advancement Foundation to open up the top of the health department building as a business incubator.

The hope is those businesses would eventually expand to storefronts and help the economy like Magnets USA.

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