So much inside the Amelon Trade Park in Madison Heights has been transferred from Amherst County to the county’s financial building authority, which is fielding an financial prospect for possible acquire of the land.
The Amherst County Board of Supervisors voted June 7 to authorize the switch of Lot 3 within the trade park to the EDA for financial building functions.
Summers & Sons, Inc., of Madison Heights, is all in favour of buying the lot. Benjamin Summers, vp of the corporate, wrote in a letter to the county that for greater than 37 years his circle of relatives’s industry has known as Amherst County house.
“We have now hired fantastic staff, constructed robust partnerships with native and regional governments, partnered with fellow companies, and feature progressed the welfare of our group,” Benjamin Summers wrote.
Because the producer of the Golden A Awards for Amherst County Public Faculties, in addition to different merchandise, Summers & Sons has partnered with native lecturers to toughen instructional excellence, consistent with the letter.
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“We need to proceed to be a very powerful a part of this group for generations to come back,” Benjamin Summers wrote.
The corporate has had to amplify its production house for a few years and its intent is to construct an meeting and workplace advanced with about 25,000 sq. ft of recent house whilst holding its present 25,781-square-foot production facility in operation, he wrote.
“The proposed new construction would area 50 staff of S&S Device, Inc., who shall be assembling T.R.U. Ball/AXCEL Archery apparatus that has been used to win Olympic gold medals within the final 3 cycles and has grow to be one of the relied on merchandise in archery looking,” Benjamin Summers wrote. “It’s simple to seek out wearing items made virtually fully at our Madison Heights production facility at any Bass Professional Retail outlets, Cabela’s, or archery professional store all over the world!”
Brian Summers, additionally with the corporate, informed the board of supervisors his father, Gregory Summers, began the industry after leaving his process as a machinist in Lynchburg and it has grown to grow to be a big and far revered producer of archery merchandise. Obtaining the brand new lot within the trade park lets in the corporate to satisfy its expansion wishes, he stated.
“We’re very serious about Lot 3 within the Amelon Trade Heart,” Brian Summers stated. “Every other benefit is it lets in us to deal with and develop our just right courting with the county.”
Final summer season, the corporate had 80 to 90 staff and now employs 125, Brian Summers informed supervisors.
“Our industry gross sales are so robust that we’ve got had over seven months of again orders now because the summer season of 2020,” he stated. “We don’t see a slowdown in sight.”
The corporate is within the procedure of shopping for 3 new manufacturing machines to meet up with the orders, he stated.
David Pugh, the board’s chair, stated the county appreciates the industry and all it has carried out in additional than 3 a long time.
“We’re more than happy in Amherst County and want to proceed right here for many years yet to come,” Brian Summers informed supervisors. “We look ahead to persevered expansion in Amherst County.”