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ERNI Electronics has announced plans for a significant expansion in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Time: 2019-03-13  |    |  15

ERNI Electronics Inc., a supplier to the automotive and industrial automation industry of high-performance electrical connectors, has announced plans for a significant expansion in Chesterfield County, Virginia, including the build-out of an 11-acre campus over the next five years.

According to a press release issued by Chesterfield County, the plans also call for a USD 25 million investment and the addition of 105 new jobs. The new campus will be located in Waterford Business Park and house manufacturing, workforce training and office space.  ERNI Electronics Managing Director and President Bill Knable said, “We’re very proud of the growth we’ve been able to achieve in recent years and we’ve simply outgrown the space we are in today. ERNI has been a staple in the Virginia economy for some time now and after much deliberation, we’re proud to announce our decision to expand the American manufacturing and distribution footprint for ERNI right here in Chesterfield County.”

Among the reasons for both the location and scope of the project, Knable cited the proximity to its American supply base and the space needed to expand to meet the needs of a rapidly growing market.  Chesterfield Economic Development worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for Chesterfield. The company will receive benefits from the Economic Development Road Access Fund.

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