UK Metal fabrication plant to open first U.S. plant in Danville, will create 49 jobs

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Governor Ralph Northam announced that Harlow Group out of the United Kingdom will invest $8 million to provide 49 new jobs in Danville. 

According to the company’s website, the Harlow Group is a market leading provider of precision sheet metalwork, fabrications, and assemblies.

They make parts for Boeing and helicopters, sterilizing tanks for hospitals, among other things.

The Harlow Group plans to locate its first U.S. precision sheet metal fabrication plant in Danville and Pittsylvania County. 

They will call the plant Harlow Fastech and it will be located in the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority-owned Cyber Park. 

“After a two-year process looking at a number of alternative possibilities to expand into the U.S., we are delighted to finally conclude our decision to invest in Danville, Virginia,” said Harlow Group CEO and Founder Alan Pearce.

“Virginians have been amongst the most welcoming and friendly people and their appetite to make things work and overcome obstacles is second to none. The inspirational leadership of Troy Simpson has made the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research a world-leading education and technology center, producing highly motivated and capable students and stands as a beacon to the rest of the world to emulate. The ambition of Virginia to embrace new technology and invest in the future will keep the Commonwealth as the number one destination for expansion and business investment, and we are extremely proud to be associated with Danville and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Virginia competed against Alabama for this project. 

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