Virginia Governor Ralph Northam – December

Flooring producer to spend $9.3 million and acquire extra than $18 million of Virginia forest products

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam these days declared that 10 Oaks, LLC, a producer of substantial-high quality residential hardwood flooring, will make investments nearly $9.3 million in Patrick County to construct a condition-of-the-artwork hardwood sorting and stacking facility. The new mill will help the firm to bolster its supply chain, improve yield on uncooked supplies, and make improvements to generation high quality and efficiencies, all while producing a significant new industry for Virginia’s hardwood sawmills. The project will make 11 superior-having to pay careers and direct to the purchase of much more than $18 million of Virginia grown forest solutions over the future three yrs.


“Ten Oaks’ enlargement and ongoing financial commitment is a reflection of Virginia’s thriving forestry industry,” said Governor Northam. “I am grateful to 10 Oaks for their motivation to delivering new economic alternatives and worthwhile higher-shelling out positions to Patrick County.” 


Established in 2004 in the Town of Stuart, 10 Oaks has constructed its track record on its steadfast dedication to good quality. In 2019, the organization was obtained by Canadian-based mostly Boa-Franc, a top producer of residential prefinished hardwood flooring, which is fully commited to escalating its U.S.-centered manufacturing functions. This new Ten Oaks facility is found significantly less than 5 miles away from its production center and headquarters. Lumber will be utilised in the production of household hardwood flooring at 10 Oaks, as nicely as commercial truck hardwood flooring for Prolam, a Canadian-based mostly truck and trailer flooring manufacturer found up coming to the new Ten Oaks facility.  Governor Northam announced in June that Prolam would identify its 1st U.S. manufacturing procedure in Patrick County.  


“Thanks to providers like 10 Oaks and Prolam, forestry is Virginia’s 3rd-largest personal sector, a vital component of the Commonwealth’s economy in particular in rural spots,” explained Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring. “I am pleased to lover with Patrick County by the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Enhancement Plan to assist this significant project 1 that grows the industry for Virginia hardwoods and supports proper administration and restoration of our forests.”


“Ten Oaks’ conclusion to grow in Patrick County is a testomony to the hugely-skilled workforce and comprehensive infrastructure networks in location across the Commonwealth and specifically in Southern Virginia,” claimed Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “We thank the organization for its expense in the location and contribution to Virginia’s wood solutions marketplace, and we glance forward to our continued partnership.”


“We are really content with this announcement, and we are confident that this challenge will have a optimistic effect for Patrick County’s group,” said Ten Oaks President Pierre Thabet. “This will assist to speed up the expansion by acquiring new innovations and safe the wellbeing of the location. We are assured that it will be a achievement over time.”


The Virginia Office of Agriculture and Purchaser Companies and the Virginia Financial Improvement Partnership worked with Patrick County and the Patrick County Financial Improvement Authority to secure this project for the Commonwealth. Governor Northam approved a $40,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Growth Fund, which Patrick County will match with community funds. Funding and companies to help the company’s task creation will be offered through Virginia Financial Advancement Partnership’s Virginia Positions Expenditure Plan.  


“The Patrick County Board of Supervisors, Patrick County Administration, and Patrick County Economic Advancement Authority are excited for 10 Oaks’ new expansion enterprise in our community.  10 Oaks, LLC has confirmed their solid company citizenship in Patrick County by delivering outstanding employment to space residents and we glance forward to continuing performing with them,” said County Administrator Geri Hazelwood. “With the assist of Governor Northam, the Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development, Virginia Economic Improvement Partnership, Virginia Office of Agriculture and Shopper Solutions, and community leaders, Patrick County carries on to make development in including new careers.”


“I am thrilled to listen to that 10 Oaks will be investing $9.3 million in Patrick County,” explained Senator Bill Stanley. “The creation of 11 new superior-paying out careers is a big gain for people in the County and in Southwest Virginia. 10 Oaks has been a terrific associate with the Patrick County neighborhood about the many years, and I am assured that numerous far more corporations will adhere to in Ten Oaks footsteps to reinvest in Southwest Virginia.”

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