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UPDATE: Macerata Wheels announces plans to open in Danville, bringing more than 100 new jobs

March 18, 2013|WDBJ7 Web Staff
  • The announcement was made during a 10:00 a.m. meeting on Monday.
Justin Ward

DANVILLE, Va. — Macerata Wheels, LLC. announced Monday morning that the company plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution center in Danville, bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area, with hiring set to start in the next month.

The company will produce custom wheels for cars and motorcycles, and will start manufacturing in the fall with support from the Tobacco Commission and the City of Danville. According to a news release, they expect to start the hiring process in the next month, and to grow to more than 100 employees.

The announcement came Monday morning on the campus of Danville Community College. The college is reportedly highly regarded for its machining and tool program, and Macerata expects many of its machinists will be trained in the DCC program.

“Programs like this one at Danville Community College persuade companies to choose Danville,” said Jeremy Stratton, director of the Danville Office of Economic Development. “They give us one more tool to successfully recruit companies and create jobs.”

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The Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Tobacco Commission and the community college system, has been a key player in this project.

For further employment information, contact the company at info@maceratawheels.com.

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10:26 a.m. Monday: A company is opening a new manufacturing and distribution center in Danville, bringing 100 new jobs to the area.

Macerata Wheels, LLC. is moving to Danville and plans to hire 100 employees.

The company reportedly moved to Danville because of its close proximity to the precision machining technology program at Danville Community College.

A representative from the  Danville Office of Economic Development made the announcement during a 10:00 a.m. meeting on Monday.

The meeting took place in the student center at Danville Community College.

Macerata Wheels, LLC. announced plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution center in Danville Monday morning, bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area, with hiring set to start in the next month.

The company will produce custom wheels for cars and motorcycles, and will start manufacturing in the fall with support from the Tobacco Commission and the City of Danville. According to a news release, they expect to start the hiring process in the next month and grow to more than 100 employees.

“The market for custom wheels has experienced steady growth over the last few decades, and that trend has held true even in periods of economic recession,” said Mike Farless, company president. “It is time that we made our own wheels in the United States, and not be totally dependent on imported products.”

The announcement came Monday morning on the campus of Danville Community College. The college is reportedly highly regarded for its machining and tool program, and Macerata expects many of its machinists will be trained in the DCC program.

“Programs like this one at Danville Community College persuade companies to choose Danville,” said Jeremy Stratton, director of the Danville Office of Economic Development. “They give us one more tool to successfully recruit companies and create jobs.”

The Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Tobacco Commission and the community college system, has been a key player in this project.

For further employment information, contact the company at info@maceratawheels.com.

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