By David Quesenberry
Officials in the Town of Dublin and Pulaski County received some much welcome news as the local economy received another boost in employment.
Gov. Glen Younkin’s Office announced that Camrett Logistics, a local business dealing in third-party logistics, will expand their operations in the Wm. H. Parker Industrial Park in Dublin with a $2 million investment.
The investment will result in upgrades to Camrett’s facility including new construction, renovation of existing space, purchase of new forklifts and electric trucks.
The expansion will also add 58 new jobs to Camrett’s operation at its Dublin location.
The project was made possible by a joint effort by Camrett, the Town of Dublin, Pulaski County and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Governor Glenn Youngkin authorized $230,000 from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist with funding for the project.
Thanks to this joint effort by state and local officials, Virginia was successful in competing against North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia for the project.
Local officials gathered at the recently remodeled Camrett garage in Dublin’s industrial park on October 24th for a ribbon cutting where Mayor Benny Skeens made the announcement about the expansion to the gathered crowd.
A common theme echoed by local officials was the close working relationship between public and private entities as well as the close working relationship necessary for successful investment and job growth.
Mayor Skeens noted that the project was “part of an ongoing effort to partner with Pulaski County, VEDP and Camrett to support area business and bring good jobs to Dublin.”
Board of Supervisors Chairman Laura Walters said the County “was happy to have partnered with the Town and the Commonwealth in investing in this latest expansion project.” She thanked Camrett for their employment and investment in the County in such a responsible and sustainable manner.
Collin Peel, the founder of Camrett Logistics, noted that Pulaski County “breeds hard work” and that he could not ask for a better workforce for his business. He also thanked the Town of Dublin for the close working relationship over the past 20 years.
Peel again thanked the Town of Dublin, Pulaski County and the Commonwealth for their support of Camrett’s investment in Dublin.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Laura Walters and County Administrator Jonathan Sweet next presented Cameron Peel and Collin Peel of Camrett with a resolution from the Board of Supervisors in recognition and appreciation of Camrett Logistics.
Following the presentation, the meeting adjourned to the outside for the ribbon cutting.