VA: Lumber Liquidators to Invest $60M+ to Expand, Hire 250
13 Jan, 2014
As part of its announced investment in Virginia, Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, intends to expand its operations in James City County. Among other things, Lumber Liquidators is looking to create approximately 250 new jobs in Virginia over the next three years through the augmentation of its corporate and manufacturing operations, including an expansion of the finishing capacity for its flagship Bellawood hardwood flooring and other products at its facility in Toano.
“James City County is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Lumber Liquidators as part of the company’s continued growth and expansion,” said Mary Jones, Chairman of the James City County Board of Supervisors. “The County has been fortunate to have them as part of our local business community for nearly a decade and we look forward to their continued success.”
Robert Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumber Liquidators commented, “James City County has been a wonderful home for Lumber Liquidators since we moved here in 2004. We are pleased to be expanding and creating additional jobs in our local community. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home’s beauty. By supporting our local community, we believe our investment will have a similar and lasting impact and provide the foundation for our long-term growth.”
James City County joined with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the Virginia Port Authority in working with Lumber Liquidators on this important project. The Company’s location in the Stonehouse Commerce Park will allow them to take advantage of the Enterprise Zone program, which was expanded in 2011 and modified to be more accessible to both new and existing businesses.
“James City County places a high value on the success of our existing businesses and we look forward to Lumber Liquidators continued growth in James City County,” said Jim Kennedy, Stonehouse District representative on the James City County Board of Supervisors. “The increase in investment and local employment opportunities will have a positive effect on all aspects of our community.”