Berryville Graphics to Invest $10.6 Million to Consolidate Book Printing Operations
“The book industry has faced many challenges over recent years, forcing us to review existing capacity and ultimately, reduce the number of physical locations,” said Dave Liess, president and CEO of Berryville Graphics and Coral Graphic Services. “While this was not an easy decision, the excitement and partnership shown by both the State of Virginia and Clarke County has reinforced our belief that Berryville is the right place to invest. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this expansion possible and we look forward to many more successful years in Virginia.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the town of Berryville and Clarke County to secure the project for Virginia. Delegate Joe May also assisted with the project. Governor McDonnell approved a $200,000 performance-based grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist the Town of Berryville and Clarke County. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company’s recruitment, training and retraining activities.
“Berryville Graphics has significantly enriched the community for many years, not only in terms of job creation and retention, but also by their regular payment of property taxes and consistent generosity to community groups,” said Michael Hobert, chairman of Clarke County Board of Supervisors. “We want this valued partnership to endure. Our aim is to encourage Berryville Graphics’ continued growth in Berryville and Clarke County. We also believe this collaboration will bring about increased productivity, helping to keep Berryville Graphics competitive, and leading to the hiring of even more workers who will contribute to the economic life of the community.”
“We are pleased and gratified that we have the opportunity to partner with Governor McDonnell, Berryville Graphics, and the County of Clarke to help create jobs and economic growth in Berryville,” said Berryville Mayor Wilson L. Kirby. “Berryville Graphics has been an asset to our community for over 25 years and we look forward to the company’s continued growth and success in the future.”