Sealpac USA was having difficulty recruiting a key team member. Sealpac USA contacted the Business First program who put them in touch with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). The VEC registered the company with the Virginia Labor Market Exchange and a highly qualified candidate was identified.
To meet the demands of sudden growth, Allianz Global Assistance, an international travel insurance and assistance provider, needed to hire multiple customer service representatives. Business First connected Allianz Global Assistance with a workforce solutions team to provide a recruitment plan.
Chesterfield County Economic Development utilized a targeted outreach effort to contact tourism-related businesses in the vicinity of the River City Sportsplex. These firms are now prepared to increase sales and improve the visitor experience for the large crowds drawn to events.
Network Technologies and Support Inc. (NTS) is a full service systems integrator providing customers with a single source for a broad range of high-technology products and services. Needing to expand, Chesterfield connected NTS with two incentive programs resulting in $1.5 million in capital investment and the creation of 140 new jobs.
A routine Business First interview revealed that Virginia Crane, manufacturer of heavy industrial cranes, was interested in expanding its facility to produce larger equipment. The Hanover Business First team helped connect Virginia Crane with funding, broadband services and the creation of a press release.
Morooka USA has been so successful in its sales of rubber track carriers that the manufacturing facility in Japan could not keep up. When a licensing agreement was struck between Morooka, Morooka USA and Virginia Steel Services, Hanover Business First was able to assist Morooka USA qualify for a grant, provide site selection assistance and organizational assistance with a ribbon-cutting event and press release.
James River Bus Lines required additional staff in order to fulfill a newly awarded contract. The Business First program connected James River Bus Lines with the area’s workforce investment board where they were able to hire quality staff and identify potential applicants to accommodate future growth.
Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) has experienced explosive growth in the City of Richmond and needed help transitioning from just a handful of employees in 2009 to about 500 workers today. The Business First program was able to connect HDL with area resources to ensure quality employees and continued success in the future.
Ironworks, a technology consulting firm, was experiencing explosive growth. With the right resources, the company added 34,000 square feet of office space, will make a $20 million investment, and will hire 300 employees over the three year period.
Hill Phoenix, a designer and manufacturer of display cases and refrigeration systems for the food retail industry, had an immediate need for temporary warehouse space. By working through the right contacts, the company was able to acquire the additional space it needed.
Paragon Home Care, an in-home senior care giving agency, saw opportunity for growth but was in need of new staff in order to expand the company’s client base. The company now has new employees and is on its way to a successful expansion.
The original owners of the Specialty Coating & Laminating plant were planning to shutter the facility. Local owners now operate the company, saving 36 jobs and preserving an important manufacturing resource.
Maruchan, the maker of the nation’s top selling ramen noodle brand, was growing and needed to step up production in order to keep up with rising demand for its products.
AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, needed a place to consolidate and grow its shared services division. After an extensive evaluation process, the company chose Henrico County. The project retained 90 jobs and will create an additional 175 new positions.