ESS Technologies Eyes Expansion & Other Supplier News

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Omar Ford

May 9, 2024

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ESS Technologies, a provider of complete packaging line design and equipment manufacturing, announced plans to invest $1.6 million to expand its operations in Montgomery County, VA. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Pacteon Group, ESS Technologies aims to increase capacity and streamline operations by consolidating its current facilities in Giles and Blacksburg into one larger facility in Montgomery County.

The new facility, spanning 40,000 square feet, will bolster ESS Technologies' production capacity, expand research and development capability, and enable the company to better serve its clientele across various industries, including health and beauty, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership, in collaboration with Montgomery County Economic Development and Onward New River Valley, played a pivotal role in securing the expansion project. Through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), ESS will receive consultative services and funding to support the creation of 27 new jobs.

"We are thrilled to embark on this expansion journey in Montgomery County," said Mike Odom, CEO of Pacteon Group. "This investment underscores our commitment to sustained growth and innovation within the packaging industry. We are grateful for the support of Governor Youngkin and Montgomery County, Virginia, as we take this significant step forward."

Dan Schmidt, General Manager of ESS Technologies, added “This expansion underscores the collaborative partnership between ESS and the community including Virginia Tech, Radford College, and New River College. We are proud to continue growing our team with engineering and technical talent here in Montgomery County.”

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Omar Ford

Omar Ford is MD+DI's Editor-in-Chief. You can reach him at [email protected].


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