Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA)


Saturday, May 9, 2020



SRRIFA Chairman Sherman Saunders speaks jubilantly to attendees during the May 8, 2020 ceremony welcoming Staunton River Plastics, LLC to Hurt and SVMP.  (Photo courtesy of Altavista Journal Editor Jeffrey Westbrook)




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. 

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SRRIFA at SVMP 02082019
Officials from Pittsylvania County, Town of Hurt, Town of Altavista, and City of Danville convened for the organizational meeting of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA) on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Hurt Town Hall.  Upon adjournment, they assembled at the entrance sign to Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) for a group photo. SRRIFA, now fully operational, was formed to attract and facilitate industrial/commercial development at SVMP in order to revitalize and stimulate our local economy.

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)

*Pittsylvania County

   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

May 8, 2020

April 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

October 4, 2019

June 28, 2019

April 12, 2019

February 8, 2019

Meeting Minutes

January 24, April 24, and May 8, 2020 (Pending)

October 24, 2019

June 28, 2019

April 12, 2019

February 8, 2019 (Initial/Organizational)


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