CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Honeywell, a manufacturing and technology company, announced plans to expand its operation in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The expansion will create 50 new jobs, according to a press release from the Office of Governor Bob McDonnell.
Honeywell is expanding its Advanced Fibers and Composites (AF&C) unit. That unit makes polyethylene fiber used in bullet proof armor.
“An investment of this magnitude to manufacture life-saving technology at its operation in Chesterfield County is significant for the region and for Virginia,” the Governor wrote in a statement. “Honeywell’s AF&C unit supplies the materials that helps keep U.S. soldiers and law enforcement personnel safe by enabling stronger, lighter bullet resistant vests and other armor, and we appreciate the company’s commitment to our country and continued investment in the Commonwealth.”
The press released noted the Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Chesterfield County, the Greater Richmond Partnership and Virginia’s Gateway Region to secure the project for Virginia. The Governor’s Office said Virginia competed against both North Carolina and South Carolina for the jobs.