New jobs expected with Delta Star expansion in Lynchburg

The expansion will create 149 jobs
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 9:32 AM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Delta Star is investing $30.2 million to expand its operation in Lynchburg, according to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s team.

The expansion will create 149 jobs in skilled labor ranging from electricians to construction.

“Delta Star has been a valuable and reliable employer in the City of Lynchburg for more than 60 years, and the company has grown to become the largest U.S.-owned medium transformer producer in the country,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Manufacturing is a major economic driver across the Commonwealth, and we are proud that this industry leader’s products are not only ‘Made in America’, they are also ‘Made in Virginia’. We congratulate Delta Star on decades of success in the Commonwealth.”

The investment will go toward expanding the company’s manufacturing and headquarters operation in Lynchburg and will include 80,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to support its mobile and power transformer operations to meet increased demand.

The project will also include a 1400-square-foot corporate building to consolidate headquarters and office function requirements.

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s CEO and economic development director explained the expansion will help the entire community.

“Those capital investments that they make roll off and spin off into the community into restaurants, retail, insurance, lawyers, accountants, automobiles, all sorts of different things,” Megan Lucas said. “It’s an increase in the opportunities for the citizens of Lynchburg.”

The expansion project is set to take place over the next two years.