Successful Industries Served

Since its creation in 1996, the Economic Development Committee has experienced success. Companies assisted by the Economic Development Committee follow:

Hudson Industries
September 1997
$1.5 million investment
57 jobs
Located in the Crewe Industrial Park. Relocated from Richmond.

Caddis Manufacturing
October 1997
Private Sale
40 jobs
Located in privately held old Crewe Garment Factory. County provided training assistance.

Piedmont Geriatric Hospital
1997 to Present
$13 million Payroll Saved
400 jobs
Lobbying effort successful to keep hospital open.

Department of Military Affairs
December 1998
309 jobs
Successful lobbying effort relocated DMA to Fort Pickett site (saving the state over $1M/ yr).

Trout River Lumber
March 1999
$1.5 million initial investment & $.225 million expansion investment
25 jobs
New start-up industry, located in the Crewe Industrial Park. Expanded twice.

MetalSpray North America
April 1999
30 jobs
Relocated from Dothan, Alabama. Leasing five buildings at Pickett Park.

Colonial Forest Products
December 1999
$1.75 million investment
50 jobs
New expansion for a Pennsylvania company. Located in Crewe Industrial Park.

Structural Concepts and Components
December 1999
15 jobs
New start-up begun by local entrepreneurs. Incubated at Pickett Park and now owns facility in Blackstone.

ArborTech Forest Products
February 2000
$26+ million investment
75 jobs
One of the largest, most technologically advanced plants in the Southeast United States. Located in Pickett Park.

LaJobi Industries (Blackstone Manufacturing)
July 2001
$4 million investment
110 jobs

Midwest Farms
November 2003
$1.25 million investment
30 jobs
Successful hatchery reuse of an existing facility.

Showbest Fixtures Corporation
December 2007
$2.5+ million investment
100+ jobs
Expansion at former Blackstone Manufacturing building.