Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. (CLC), a manufacturing company with a strong emphasis on solar-control window films and precision, high-performance coatings, will invest $5.45 million to expand its operation in Henry County. The company will create 60 new jobs. Virginia successfully competed against Arizona and North Carolina for the project.
CLC combines a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, proprietary and highly technical processes, efficient global distribution capabilities, and a flexible work force to produce a broad range of high-quality products. All CLC products are made at the Henry County facility on the industry’s newest, and most advanced manufacturing equipment. Additionally, CLC’s technical and responsive team is focused on developing cutting-edge and innovative technology to meet the evolving needs of the industry.
“The new Martinsville site will provide essential warehouse and office space, establish a world-wide master distribution center and create a world-class facility for anticipated future factory expansions,” said Steve Phillips, CEO of CLC. “The support we have received from both Martinsville-Henry County and the State of Virginia continues to make Southern Virginia an excellent environment for a growing manufacturing company that competes on the world stage.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McDonnell approved a $175,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $325,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the Company’s recruitment and training activities.