ESS Technologies Announces $1.6 Million Expansion in Virginia

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ESS Technologies, Inc., a provider of complete packaging line design and manufacturing equipment, announced plans to invest $1.6 million to expand its operations in Montgomery County, Virginia. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Pacteon groupESS 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 meters, will strengthen ESS Technologies’ manufacturing capacity, expand research and development capabilities and enable the company to better serve its customer base across 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 critical role in securing the expansion project. Through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), ESS will receive advisory services and funding to support the creation of 27 new jobs.

“We are very excited to begin this journey of expansion in Montgomery County,” said Mike Odom, CEO of Pacteon Group. “This investment underscores our commitment to sustainable growth and innovation within the packaging industry. We are grateful for the support of Governor Youngkin and Montgomery County, Virginia, as we take this important step forward.”

Dan Schmidt, CEO of ESS Technologies added, “This expansion highlights the partnership between ESS and the community, including Virginia Tech, Radford College and New River College. We are proud to continue to grow our team of engineering and technology talent here in Montgomery County.”