Manufacturing plant to create 50 new jobs in Henrico

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RICHMOND, Va. — A European company plans to open a manufacturing plant in eastern Henrico creating 50 jobs, the governor’s office announced. Polykon Manufacturing LLC, a joint venture between Seppic, Inc. and Schülke Inc., will spend $60 million to open the plant in White Oak Technology Park.

Polykon Manufacturing LLC will make ingredients for cosmetic and drug companies. Air Liquide Healthcare, a company tied to Seppic, Inc. and Schülke Inc., has had a presence in both Chesterfield and Prince William for over a decade.

“It was a pleasure to meet with Seppic officials during my European marketing mission to convince the company that Henrico County, Virginia is the right location for its first North American manufacturing operation,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said. “Advanced manufacturing companies like Seppic play a key role in our efforts to grow, diversify and build a new Virginia economy. We are proud that Polykon Manufacturing LLC joins its parent company, Air Liquide, on our corporate roster.”

Seppic CEO Lionel Genix said location played a role in choosing to invest in Virginia over Ohio.

“Not only is this location in close proximity to most of our U.S. customers, it provides us with a foundation for future strategic growth and expansion,” Genix said. “We explored several U.S. locations and selected Virginia and Henrico County among several locations that were considered. The support of the Governor, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and the Henrico Economic Development Authority has been instrumental in our decision to embark on this new business opportunity in Virginia.”

Information on how to apply for the newly created jobs has not yet been released.