V Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced recently that Amthor International will expand its tanker-truck manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County.

Amthor International

Amthor International

The expansion includes construction of a 115,000-square-foot production facility, according to the company. The project will create 70 jobs over three years and 90 new jobs over the next five years.

Along with the expansion, Amthor will designate the Pittsylvania facility as its corporate headquarters.

Amthor International, Brian Amthor

Amthor International, Brian Amthor

“As our business grows, we are committed to keeping our roots in Virginia and recognizing the success this community has brought for our company, our employees, and our family,’’ said Brian Amthor, executive vice president. “We strive to extend our success to those around us. By doing so, we continue the circle of support for our town, our county, and the commonwealth of Virginia.”

Amthor International is dedicated to keeping more jobs in America and continuing the family owned and operated business model it has adapted for the last 90 years, company officials said.

“Our expansion is a direct result of the dedication and hard work of our employees. We are proud to recognize their efforts and look to provide more jobs with our growth over the next five years,’’ Amthor said.

Amthor International is a manufacturer of tank trucks for the propane, refined fuel, portable restroom, vacuum and septic industries. Trucks can be customized to meet customers’ needs. Amthor has been family owned and operated since the company was founded in 1928. It opened its first Virginia manufacturing facility in Gretna in 1992.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) is supporting the project with a grant from the Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund.

“For more than two decades, Amthor International has built a strong reputation as a quality employer in Pittsylvania County, and this expansion reinforces the company’s commitment to the region and the Commonwealth,’’ said Todd Haymore, a Tobacco commission member and Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “TRRC is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Supporting successful businesses like Amthor International when they wish to expand within the tobacco region is an important part of reaching this goal.’’

According to a company press release, Amthor International “has the largest variety of tank trucks for the refined fuel, propane, portable restroom, vacuum, septic, water, dust control, well drilling, construction, and fire protection industries. Each tank is custom built right here in America by our dedicated workers.’’

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