W.Va. manufacturer moving to Bland County

W&B Fabricators, Inc., a manufacturer of mining machinery and equipment, will invest $3.1 million to establish an operation in Rocky Gap.

Virginia Produce to expand in Hillsville, Create 75 jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday announced that Virginia Produce Company, a family-owned agricultural produce wholesaler located in Hillsville, will more than quadruple the size of its operating facility and create 75 new full-time positions.


During the three-year project, Virginia Produce will invest more than $2.54 million in capital improvements and buy an additional $12 million of produce from Virginia farms.

Screenprinting company to create 55 jobs, invest $1.4 million

Classic Creations Screen Printing will create 55 jobs and invest $1.4 million in a facility in Carroll County Industrial Park, according to a Tuesday announcement by CEO Keith Sanders.


In a crowded board of supervisors room, Sanders noted that he chose Hillsville and Carroll County as the location for his startup business due to the quality workforce that’s available here and the help he’s gotten from local and state representatives over the last 14 months. When he reached out to communities in Virginia and North Carolina, Sanders quickly could see that Carroll was the place to go.

Boutique hotel coming to downtown Bristol, Va.

In little more than a year, the series of mostly empty buildings leading into Bristol’s downtown will have been transformed into a 70-room hotel with a rooftop bar overlooking the State Street-Commonwealth Avenue intersection.


Called The Sessions Hotel, the newly announced $19 million development will include a $1.2 million incentive from the city’s general fund, which city officials said will be paid only once doors are open for business. Plans call for development to begin in February and for doors to open in the spring of 2015.

Shearer’s Foods to add tortilla line, 20-25 jobs at Bristol plant

Shearer’s Foods will invest $4.75 million to expand its city snack food plant and add about 25 jobs, thanks in part to some state assistance.


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the expansion Tuesday in a written statement. The Ohio-based firm plans to add a tortilla chip line at its plant just off Commonwealth Avenue to serve customers in the Southeast.