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The goal of Economic Development is to improve the economic, political, and social well-being of our citizens by addressing technology directly, to meet customer needs, competitiveness in the surrounding environment, greater economic performance and sustained growth.

workGiles County is located in the Allegheny Mountains in the southwest portion of Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. The county has a long history of industrial development that began with the westward expansion of this country when early settlers developed extensive uses for the area resources. Roanoke is 70 miles east; Richmond, the state capital, is 244 miles east; and Washington, D.C. is 300 miles northeast.

Giles County counts among it’s leaders Celanese Acetate LLC, a maker of Cellulosic man-made fibers, and is the largest employer in the County. Chemical Lime Company of Virginia, Inc. is the 2nd largest employer. GE makes the third Fortune 500 company with a presence in Giles County.

The county has several prime locations available and a healthy infrastructure to get you off to a strong start. Whether you are moving a current business or just starting out, our Economic Development staff will help you along the way.

Currently we have industrial, medical, technology and professional parks available. Three of our business parks are located just off of Route 460 with high visibility, high-speed internet, paved roads and of course, gorgeous views.

Economic Development

Industrial Development Authority
Chris McKlarney
Economic Development Director
cmcklarney@gilescounty.org
315 North Main Street
Pearisburg VA 24134
(540) 921-2525

Resources

New River Valley Economic Development Alliance

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Giles County Employment Rates and Statistics

Radford University Business Assistance Center

VT KnowledgeWorks

Yes Virginia – Economic Development

Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development
Dr. Theodore J. Settle – Director
702 University City Blvd (0373)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-5278
fax (540) 231-8850
e-mail: settle@vt.edu
website: www.econdev.vt.edu

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New River Valley

NRVRC Annual Report
For information on the New River Valley,
visit nrvrc.org

Mountain View Industrial Park, Route 100, Pearisburg, VA 24134

Universal Forest Products
Universal Forest Products is the nation’s leading manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood-alternative products to the retail building materials, industrial packaging/components, manufactured housing, residential construction and commercial construction & concrete forming markets.

152 Industrial Park Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-1286


Giles Lifesaving and Rescue Squad Inc.
PO Box 439 | 175 Industrial Park Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134
Non-Emergency: 540-921-4357


Worldwide Equipment CompanyWe offer a full line of equipment, including: boom lifts, scissor lifts, fork lifts, work trucks, and dismantled machines. In addition, we can help you find any equipment that you may be trying to locate. ALL of our equipment receives rigorous inspections from our mechanics before we list it on our website for sale.

192 Industrial Park Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-2999 • Fax (540) 921-2666

cascade-park
Cascade Commerce Park,Virginia Ave., Pembroke, VA 24136

Lewis Gale Physicians Giles – Internal Medicine
133 Bostic Lane, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-4343

Giles County Farm Bureau
140 Cascade Industrial Park, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-3201

dogwood_arialDogwood Farms, 159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

Carilion Giles Community Hospital
159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-6000

 

Davita Giles County Dialysis
377 Boxwood Ln, Pearisburg, VA 24134-1166
(540) 921-1384

wheatland2Wheatland Eco-Park, 6899 Virginia Ave, Pembroke VA 24136

E-mail: info@wheatlandecopark.com
Website: www.wheatlandecopark.com

Wheatland Eco Park will promote innovative research and pilot production facilities. Wheatland will seek recruitment of symbiotic functional enterprises to promote potential by-product exchanges and industrial networking.

Buildings at Wheatland, as well as all maintenance and administration of the Eco Park, will strive to implement new technology and cleanest, greenest, methods that are economically possible.

Future Phases of the 130-acre development at Wheatland Eco Park include residential, commercial and mixed-use facilities. The close proximity of all buildings promotes land conservation, and promotes healthy holistic living. Integrated walking trails allow for alternative transportation and outdoor recreation.

Complete build out of the industrial and office use incorporates over 29 buildings totaling over 749,000 square feet. this will stimulate economic growth for the County of Giles with new job opportunities and new commerce for already established businesses.

NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Wheatland EcoPark
Pembroke, Virginia USA 24136
(540) 626-6266 • FAX (540) 626-6762
EMAIL: info@nanosonic.com

Industry in Giles

Celanese – Celco Plant
The Celco Plant is located on Route 460 in Narrows, Virginia along the scenic New River. It began operations on Christmas Day, 1939. Products made at the Celco Plant include cellulose acetate, flake, filament, and tow.

“Celanese has been a major participant in the New River Valley business community since 1939. Our manufacturing site in Narrows, VA consists of approximately 600 employees. In the New River Valley, Celanese has benefited from loyal employees with diverse skill sets and tremendous dedication of our success. The combination of a beautiful mountain setting, the breadth of cultural offerings through Virginia Tech, and a vibrant economic climate makes the New River valley a great place to live and to do business.” ~Perry Aliotti – District Sales Manager

P.O. Box 1000
Narrows, VA 24124
(540) 921-1111

Chemical Lime Company of Virginia
“Chemical Lime is here because of the natural resources we need for our products. But, our New River Valley plant has the best workers, with the best work ethic, in our company. And, having access to the mining technology expertise at Virginia Tech is also a huge plus. Finally, this area is just the most beautiful place to live.” ~Jon Passic – Virginia Operations/Sales Manager

Lhoist North America – Kimballton Plant
2093 Big Stony Creek Rd.,
Ripplemead, VA 24150
(540) 626-8704 | 800-423-7606
jon.passic@lhoist.com

NanoSonic, Inc.
NanoSonic, Inc., facility is located on Rt. 460 in Wheatland EcoPark near Pembroke and is back dropped by the beautiful surrounding mountains and farms. Giles County is the only place in the world where two specific products will be produced in the 30,000 square foot building. The first product is Metal Rubber which conducts electricity like copper and stretches like a rubber band and was developed by NanoSonics in 2006. The other is HybridSil, also known as Fire/Blast which is impervious to fire and explosion. It was developed under a contract with the U.S. Navy.

158 Wheatland Drive, Wheatland EcoPark
Pembroke, Virginia USA 24136
Phone: (540) 626-6266 | FAx: (540) 626-6762
info@nanosonic.com

Patrick Enterprises, Inc.
Since 1983 we have been supplying our customers with world class quality, service and value. Our customers consist of manufacturers and suppliers to the following industries: Heavy Truck, Construction Equipment, Mining Equipment, Rail Car, Coal Prep & Processing Equipment.

With state of the art processing equipment, we can handle your steel processing needs. You will also find that our employees and staff are very capable and project a positive image of our company. They work tirelessly with an unmatched work ethic to maintain a safe and productive working environment. Our people truly are…..“Our Greatest Asset”.

110 Patrick Drive , PO Box 10
Pembroke, VA 24136
Phone: (540) 626-7106
info@patrickentcorp.com

Jennmar Corporation of East Virginia, Inc.
A multi-national, family-owned company that is leading the way in ground control technology for the mining, tunneling and civil construction industries. Today we make a broad range of quality ground control products, from bolts and beams, to channels and trusses, to resin and rebar. We’re proud to make products that make mining safer and more efficient.

101 Powell Mountain Road
Rich Creek, VA 24147
(540) 726-2326 | Fx: (540) 726-7340
Greg Ratcliff Plant Manager

GE’s Fairchild Mining Equipment
For nearly 50 years, GE’s Fairchild Mining Equipment has been setting the industry standard for excellence in helping mines improve productivity while lowering fuel use, emissions and life-cycle cost. Besides having a wide selection of state-of-the-art vehicles, GE Mining offers a superior level of aftermarket service that keeps equipment in top working condition.

200 Fairchild Lane, PO BOX 300
Glen Lyn, VA 24093
(540) 726-2380 | Fx: (540) 726-2388

Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care North America provides ongoing dialysis treatment for more than 167,000 patients through our network of more than 2,150 facilities nationwide, making us the largest provider of such renal services in North America. More than 55,000 employees share a commitment to deliver the highest quality care.

1615 Wenonah Ave.
Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-3117

SEMCO – Southern Electric And Machine Company
2710 Virginia Ave
Narrows, VA 24124
(540) 726-7444

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