Continuing a blistering growth rate that saw it open three plants in 2006, Astatula, Fla.-based Quality Culvert Inc. is investing $6.8 million to build a 58,000-square-foot pipe-making plant near Emporia, Va., in Greensville County.
Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine's office announced the project Jan. 24. Quality Culvert officials, reached by phone, declined to comment until a later date.
The company will receive more than $200,000 toward the project from various grants and funds from Virginia organizations. Quality Culvert plans to employ 50 at the new plant. No time line was given for when the plant will open.
Quality Culvert, an extruder of corrugated high density polyethylene pipe, announced three plant openings in a three-month span in the first half of 2006: in Athens, Ala.; Shelby, N.C.; and Marshall, Texas.
Company officials spent $8.4 million opening the 325,000-square-foot Athens facility, which is expected to employ 125.
The 100,000-square-foot plant in Marshall employs about 100. Quality Culvert invested $9 million in the Shelby plant and employs about 80 there.
Quality Culvert officials are tight-lipped on operational details related to sales, company size, total number of employees and number of extrusion lines.
The company is a subsidiary of Marathon, Wis.-based County Materials Corp.