Rage Corp., an Ohio-based maker of injection and blow molded containers, will invest $34 million in a new plant in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
The Hilliard, Ohio-based molder, doing business as Staunton River Plastics LLC, makes containers for consumer products including health and beauty, household cleaning, home and garden, toys and also industrial and medical end markets. Rage already has a plant in nearby Altavista, Va.
The new 250,000-square-foot plant will be at a former Burlington Industries facility. The company will create 200 jobs for the region over a four-year period, Tim Dudley, vice chairman of the Pittsylvania County Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority, said.
The industrial park where the new plant will be located is within the town of Hurt and city of Danville, Va.
New workers can expect an average wage of $37,000 per year, he said at a board meeting approving and recognizing the project on May 8.
Future plant manager Greg Wood thanked the authority for its support of the project and cited a broad selection of talented people and availability of specialized education in the region for why it was selected as the location for the new facility.
"This new operation will provide opportunities for many in the area to be part of a growing business of injection molded plastics," he said.
The project is expected to be completed and begin production in mid-2021.
According to Rage's website, the company has 27 injection presses and one stretch blow molding machine in Hilliard, and five blow molding machines in Altavista. The company was founded by George Saliaris in 1964.