Official says shift a 'major boost for Southside Va.'
Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones noted the irony of textiles returning to Danville on Tuesday, given the region's history with the industry, while announcing a business promising jobs in the eastern part of the city.
BGF Industries — a subsidiary of the French company Porcher Industries — plans to relocate its U.S. headquarters to the Dan River region from Greensboro, North Carolina. The move is touted to bring 65 new jobs to the area. And the average pay for those positions will be $75,000, Del. Danny Marshall, RDanville, said to multiple rounds of applause from the podium.