BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Belvac, a worldwide leader in can forming and printing technologies for the two-piece can industry, will invest more than $3 million and add up to 50 new jobs in Bedford County over the next five years.
The Bedford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) made the announcement on Thursday, March 4. The company is headquartered in Lynchburg and is expanding production due to increased global customer demand for beverage can-making equipment.
Belvac will lease the newly built shell building located at 1450 Meade Road in Forest, which is in the New London Business and Technology Center.
“We are very pleased with the efforts, cooperation, and the speed of the Bedford County EDA to help push this project forward in a timely manner. The New London Business and Technology Center’s location and convenience will help attract a highly-skilled workforce which will help us expand our capacity to meet the growing demand from our customers.”David Mammolenti, Belvac’s Executive Vice President
The company plans to start the interior construction on the site later in March and plans to be in operation by mid-summer 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome Belvac as they grow and expand the region’s robust automated machinery manufacturing industry. This corporate decision demonstrates that our long-term goals in support of an advanced manufacturing labor force is paying off.”Jim Messier, EDA Chairman
Belvac plans to hire assembly and quality technicians, as well as warehouse personnel positions, among other positions, once the buildout is complete.
A list of current open Belvac positions in the Lynchburg region are posted here.