LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — New opportunities are sprouting in the City of Lynchburg. On May 3rd, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the largest American-owned medium transformer manufacturer in the U.S., Delta Star Inc. is set to expand its operation to Virginia creating 149 new jobs for the city.

Delta Star Inc. also announced that it will invest $30.2 million to expand its manufacturing and headquarters operation in the City of Lynchburg. This expansion involves a new 80,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to support its mobile and a 14,000 square foot corporate building.

“We believe Delta Star’s core values give us the power to build a strong business, culture, and way of life. These values have been a guide for our behavior, creating an environment that places the needs of those we serve, as well as multiple generations of family members who have shared this road with us, at the center of all that we do,” said Jason Greene, Delta Star CEO.

In addition to these facilities, the expansion will create new jobs ranging from machine operators, welders, coil winders, and even internship opportunities. Lynchburg City officials say they are excited that Delta Star has chosen Lynchburg for its expansion and employers that choose this city demonstrate how business-friendly the city is.

“Supporting the growth and expansion of our city’s companies, especially growing jobs in strategic markets, is the number one priority of our economic development efforts in the City of Lynchburg,” said John Stone, Chair of the Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has worked with the City of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance to secure this project for the Commonwealth. As a result, Goc. Youngkin has approved $850,000 in a grant from the Commonwealth’s opportunity fund to assist the city with the expansion.

“Manufacturing is a major economic driver across the Commonwealth, and we are proud that this industry leader’s products are not only ‘Made in America’, they are also ‘Made in Virginia’. We congratulate Delta Star on decades of success in the Commonwealth,” said Youngkin.

Those interested in applying for a job can visit the Delta Star Inc. website to see available positions, requirements, and benefits.