When the UK-based Harlow Group opens its first U.S. precision sheet metal fabrication shop in Virginia, it will create 49 jobs. The company plans to invest $8 million for plant in Danville and Pittsylvania counties, WFXR News reports:  

They will call the plant Harlow Fastech and it will be located in the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority-owned Cyber Park. 

“After a two-year process looking at a number of alternative possibilities to expand into the U.S., we are delighted to finally conclude our decision to invest in Danville, Virginia,” said Harlow Group CEO and Founder Alan Pearce.

“Virginians have been amongst the most welcoming and friendly people and their appetite to make things work and overcome obstacles is second to none. The inspirational leadership of Troy Simpson has made the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research a world-leading education and technology center, producing highly motivated and capable students and stands as a beacon to the rest of the world to emulate. The ambition of Virginia to embrace new technology and invest in the future will keep the Commonwealth as the number one destination for expansion and business investment, and we are extremely proud to be associated with Danville and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Established in 1975, Harlow Group fabricates sheet metal parts for air crafts and other large assemblies.