Third-Party Logistics Services Provider to Expand in Virginia
Camrett Logistics to expand capacity in Pulaski County, creating 58 new jobs
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Camrett Logistics, a full-service third-party logistics (3PL) company headquartered in Wytheville, will invest over $2 million to expand capacity in Pulaski County. The investment in Dublin will include new construction, renovating existing space, and the purchase of new forklifts and new 100% electric trucks. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia for the project, which will create 58 new jobs.
“Homegrown Virginia businesses like Camrett Logistics keep the Commonwealth’s economy on the move,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “With this expansion and modernization, Camrett will strengthen its operations and Virginia’s supply chain industry ecosystem, securing continued longevity for years to come.”
“Homegrown Virginia businesses like Camrett Logistics keep the Commonwealth’s economy on the move. “With this expansion and modernization, Camrett will strengthen its operations and Virginia’s supply chain industry ecosystem, securing continued longevity for years to come.” – Governor Glenn Youngkin
“Camrett Logistics has stimulated economic growth in Southwest Virginia for nearly three decades, and we are proud to support its continued success,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Businesses rely on 3PL services like Camrett’s to not only expand their reach and customer base, and to keep products moving efficiently throughout the supply chain. We are thrilled that Camrett Logistics is doubling down on its long-term commitment to Virginia with this expansion.”
“Camrett Logistics is a leader in providing world-class supply chain services every day in Southwest Virginia, and our growth is because of our great employees/family members, customers, and partners,” said Cameron Peel, President. “This long overdue expansion will help revitalize an iconic World War II facility into a multi-use warehouse and usher the company into its new era as green supply chain experts. With four electric trucks, two electric spotters, a brand-new electric forklift fleet, and motion sensor-activated LED warehouse lights, we are focused on sustainability, and the future, for the generations to come.”
“Camrett Logistics is a leader in providing world-class supply chain services every day in Southwest Virginia, and our growth is because of our great employees/family members, customers, and partners. This long overdue expansion will help revitalize an iconic World War II facility into a multi-use warehouse and usher the company into its new era as green supply chain experts. With four electric trucks, two electric spotters, a brand-new electric forklift fleet, and motion sensor-activated LED warehouse lights, we are focused on sustainability, and the future, for the generations to come.” – Cameron Peel, Camrett Logistics President
“Camrett Logistics has been a strong corporate partner for more than 20 years, and their overall mission, along with this expansion project, is perfectly aligned with Pulaski County’s triple bottom line approach to governance and will further grow our climate-smart cluster of businesses,” stated Laura Walters, Chair of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. “Camrett has meant so much to the community as an employer, an investor, and as a leader, and we are confident this expansion and their strategic investments in climate-smart solutions will continue to enlarge and support Pulaski County’s green-tech hub and the region’s advanced manufacturing sector.”
“Camrett Logistics is a trusted and long-term partner in our Dublin Industrial Park. Our Park was established to provide these types of opportunities for our clients while supporting our citizens through future growth,” said Dublin Mayor Benny Skeens. “The partnership with Camrett, and their investments in our Park, has made our support and investment uncomplicated. This project has been part of an ongoing effort to partner with Pulaski County, VEDP, and Camrett to support area business and bring good jobs to Dublin. We are very grateful for the efforts of Governor Youngkin in bringing these jobs to the Town of Dublin, Pulaski County, and Virginia.”
“The expansion of Camrett Logistics in Pulaski County will contribute to economic growth in Virginia’s New River Valley,” said Katie Boswell, Executive Director of Onward New River Valley. “We congratulate Camrett Logistics on this exciting announcement and look forward to their continued success in our region.”
“Camrett Logistics’ decision to expand in Pulaski County showcases the enduring strength of Virginia’s workforce and business environment and underscores the potential of our region,” said Senator Travis Hackworth. “I’m proud to welcome them and continue finding more ways to work with Governor Youngkin to create more opportunities for life, recreation, and business in Southwest Virginia.”
Camrett Logistics has been providing warehouse and 3PL services in Southwest Virginia since its founding in 1995. Currently the company operates 11 facilities totaling 1.8 million square feet in West Virginia and Virginia, including locations along the I-81 corridor in Atkins, Rural Retreat, Wytheville, Dublin, and Radford, Virginia.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Pulaski County and the Town of Dublin to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Youngkin approved a $230,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Pulaski County with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Office of the Governor
Contact: Macaulay Porter
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Contact: Cameron Peel
Read the Governor’s press release here.
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