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Data center supplier to invest $14.9 million in southwest Virginia facility, creating 170 new jobs

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Nov. 2 that Tate, a global provider of research, development, and manufacturing of next-generation raised access floors, airflow management, and infrastructure solutions for commercial and data center applications, will invest $14.9 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Russell Count in southwest Virginia.

This new production plant will focus primarily on data center component manufacturing and containment products to serve customers in Virginia and other data center sites. The Commonwealth successfully competed with numerous states for the project, which will create 170 new jobs, the governor said.

“I’m proud that the Commonwealth has once again proven itself against other states as the top choice for a global company like Tate to invest in a new manufacturing facility,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Southwest Virginia is committed to business attraction and offers the environment and skilled workforce to help its corporate partners succeed. We are excited to see all that Tate accomplishes in Russell County.”

“We are committed to a best-in-class business environment in Virginia to attract and retain global companies like Tate that have an impact in multiple market sectors, and we are proud that their team has chosen to establish this multimillion-dollar manufacturing facility in Russell County,” said Caren Merrick, Secretary of Commerce and Trade.. “The Commonwealth’s top-rated talent helps our businesses thrive, and we encourage interested applicants to visit and apply for these 21st-century jobs.”

“Tate is excited to begin operations in Russell County,” said General Manager Daniel Kennedy. “The facility is an integral addition to support our commitment to manufacturing innovative infrastructure solutions for the data center industry, The commitment shown by the Russell County Industrial Development Authority and the Commonwealth of Virginia to support us as we establish a state-of-the-art facility for years to come gives us great confidence.”

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