MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Baltimore-based North American Millwright Services Inc. has opened a new facility in Berkeley County, creating 20 jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday.
“I am so proud to announce these new jobs, this expansion in our state, and the goodness this company is experiencing and blessing our people with,” Justice said in a news release.
“We welcome this wonderful announcement of 20 additional skilled, high-paying jobs that will service local manufacturers in the Mountain State.”
The company’s new facility is at 151 Business Park Drive off exit 8 of Interstate 81, the release said.
The new facility has a 10,000-square-foot assembly area and will house equipment and materials to handle needs of manufacturing plants in West Virginia, Justice said.
“We are very pleased to announce the opening of our West Virginia facility,” Jim Russell, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of North American Millwright Services, said in the release. “We look forward to being part of this community and the continued growth of North American Millwright Services.”
Russell also thanked Justice, the West Virginia Development Office and the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.
Justice said Thursday that North American Millwright Services also has committed to funding scholarships at James Rumsey Technical Institute near Hedgesville to assist with workforce training for the company.
Founded in 1989, North American Millwright Services engages in manufacturing and industrial activities that include machinery installation, rigging, welding, process piping, plant relocation, industrial maintenance and equipment warehousing.
Justice, who is seeking reelection this year, is opposed by Democrat Ben Salango, Libertarian Erika Kolenich and Mountain Party candidate Danny Lutz Jr. Del. Marshall Wilson, I-Berkeley, also has embarked on a write-in campaign.