GALAX, VA – Vaughan-Bassett Furniture said it will invest $2.15 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Galax, creating 100 new jobs, according to Reed Business Information.

“I am thrilled to announce the expansion of an important Virginia-founded company,” said Governor Timothy Kaine. “The company has thrived in the Commonwealth for nine decades and will continue to be an important employer and corporate partner in Southwest Virginia.”

“We believe our employees here in Galax represent the finest furniture workforce in the world,” said Wyatt Bassett, president and CEO. “We are committed to growing our company, and that means we will need both more machines and more employees here in Galax to operate them.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Galax and Virginia’s aCorridor to secure the project. Governor Kaine approved a $75,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $200,000 in funds for the project.

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