Japanese manufacturer expands $50 million Front Royal plant in Warren County
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Toray Plastics (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, will invest $45 million to expand its Front Royal facility in Warren County.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is a manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company will add extrusion capability and a new production line to meet growing customer demand.
The project will create 30 new jobs. Click here for career info.
“This exciting announcement is another win for Virginia’s thriving advanced manufacturing sector, as well as our ongoing efforts to help corporate partners like Toray Plastics (America) expand and create new jobs in communities like Front Royal,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We are working aggressively to leverage Virginia’s world-class business environment and workforce to help more companies like Toray make the right decision to locate, grow and succeed here in Virginia. The manufacturing sector continues to be a cornerstone of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy, locally and internationally.”
“We have had a long and successful relationship with the State of Virginia and to base this new expansion in Front Royal was the best, most logical choice,” said Michael Brandmeier, President & CEO, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “Our existing workforce is the backbone of our business, and we look forward to adding this new capacity and these 30 new jobs over the next several years.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Warren County to secure this project for Virginia. Funding and services to support employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“Toray was one of the very first industries attracted to Warren County when we began our aggressive recruitment back in the late 1990’s,” said Patty Wines, Chairwoman of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority. “We applaud them for their expansion, additional investment in Warren County and creation of new jobs. That’s what you always hope for when new industries locate in your community.”
READ MORE from Governor McAuliffe here. Photo courtesy of Toray Plastics.