Saturday, May 9, 2020
We are delighted to share great news. Yesterday brought an official announcement of the first industry committing to make its future home in the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park. That event marks not only a long-anticipated and diligently achieved milestone, but a critical turning point in history for the entire Staunton River region.
Town of Hurt, City of Danville, and Pittsylvania County join in extending the warmest of welcomes to Staunton River Plastics, LLC. We greatly appreciate their projected investment of $34 million and creation of 200 jobs in a project slated to begin this summer. The facility is expected to cover about 250,000 square feet and in mid-2021 begin fulfilling long-term orders from a Fortune 500 company for use in a variety of consumer-use products.
For further information, please follow the links below.
SRRIFA was formed in late 2018 as a regional intergovernmental partnership with one mutually beneficial goal in mind — commercial and industrial development of Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) in Hurt.
SVMP is Hurt’s foremost economic development priority. With recent designations as a Virginia Enterprise Zone and a federal Opportunity Zone, the property has been approved for nearly $100,000 in Virginia Economic Development Partnership VBAF grant funding to assist with aesthetic and/or other site improvements.
We are open to a myriad of possibilities for the SVMP. Based on new insights in 2018, emphasis is placed on assembly, light manufacturing, and logistics. We envision the site as a future nexus of regional and/or global commerce.
SRRIFA Board of Directors (2020)
Tim W. Dudley (Vice-Chairman)
Ben L. Farmer
Dr. Charles H. Miller (Alternate)
*Town of Hurt
Shirley M. Barksdale-Hill
Steve W. Watson
E. Collin Adams Jr., (Alternate)
*City of Danville
Sherman M. Saunders (Chairman)
Fred O. Shanks III
J. Lee Vogler, Jr. (Alternate)
SRRIFA Staff (2020)
Secretary: Hollye M. Keesee
Treasurer: Kim VanDerHyde
Meeting Notices/Agenda Packets
January 24, April 24, and May 8, 2020 (Pending)