A $20 million investment
Pratt Industries, Inc. will invest more than $20 million to establish a new box plant in an empty industrial facility in Botetourt County, Virginia. The facility will be Pratt’s second manufacturing operation in Virginia.
“We are proud to partner with an innovative, global manufacturer like Pratt Industries that shares Virginia’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability,” said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. “This major investment will have [a] strong positive impact on the regional economy and help advance Virginia’s thriving manufacturing industry.”
“We are thrilled that Pratt Industries will establish its second Virginia manufacturing operation in Botetourt County, expanding its footprint in the Commonwealth and creating 50 new jobs,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Pratt Industries is at the forefront of sustainable and recyclable packaging, and has led the way in the creation of green-collar jobs with over 8,000 employees worldwide. Advanced manufacturers of this caliber are a welcome addition to Virginia’s corporate roster, and we are confident that Pratt will be a strong addition to the Roanoke region’s booming manufacturing industry cluster.”
Based in Conyers, Georgia, Pratt Industries is said to be the fifth-largest corrugated packaging company in the United States with a presence in nearly 30 states.