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Industrial and residential lighting controls manufacturer Lutron Electronics will invest $28.3 million to expand its presence in Hanover County, according to a Thursday announcement of a plan to build a 145,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

“Lutron has been a fixture here in Hanover County, Virginia for many years. It is exciting to see them invest in a manufacturing facility in our industrial park along Lakeridge Parkway and to have quality jobs created for the citizens of Hanover County and the Greater Richmond Region,” Hanover County Supervisor Faye Prichard said in a press release from the governor’s office.

Governor Glenn Youngkin approved a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help bring the expansion to Hanover County, which worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on the project. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will also provide Lutron with funding and services for employee training, according to the release.

“Lutron Electronics is pioneering lighting technology in the 21st century, developing innovative products that save energy and set the company apart from its competitors,” Youngkin said. “We are proud that Lutron is growing its presence in Hanover County with a new manufacturing operation and creating 200 high-quality jobs that will boost Virginia’s economy and our robust manufacturing sector.”

Senator Ryan McDougle (R-Hanover) said, “Lutron’s investment in Hanover is testament to the pro-business environment our county and state have worked so hard to create.”

“Keeping the businesses we have is just as important as attracting new investment, which is why maintaining our positive business climate is so very important. Thank you, Lutron Electronics, for choosing Hanover County,” Delegate Buddy Fowler (R-Hanover) said.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Hanover County community and further supporting our global customers with increased manufacturing capacity,” Lutron President Ed Blair said in the release.


Eric Burk is a reporter at The Virginia Star and The Star News NetworkThis article originally appeared in The Virginia Star. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. Republished with permission.