Despite the pending snowfall, employees by the dozen turned out for yesterday’s ceremonial groundbreaking at Somic America, Wytheville. Amid frigid temperatures and a light dusting of snow, cheers went up as shovels moved the first bits of earth to make way for the 50,000SF expansion. Somic America, Wytheville, was represented by Peter Argue, VP of Business Development; Jeff Dunnack, Plant Manager; and Bobby Angles, Facilities Manager. All shifts were invited to attend, and take part in the celebration and picture taking.
Also in attendance was the Joint Industrial Development Authority, represented by David Manley, and the Wytheville/Wythe/Bland Chamber of Commerce was represented by Jennifer Atwell. Thompson and Litton was represented by Eric Gentry, Director of Surveys and MB’s Vice President of Operations, Bob Yost, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to complete this project for Somic. Construction is expected to last through the first of August, the contract value is just over $3.5M. The expansion will utilize a metal building to create a renovated cafeteria and additional equipment space for this Wytheville facility.
The excavator and heavy equipment was supplied by Greenway Service, Incorporated, out of Abingdon. The American flag displayed is the new flag to be used by Somic America, Wytheville. The Toyota truck contains approximately half a dozen parts manufactured by the Wytheville plant.
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