Hand sanitizer producer to relocate to Southwest Virginia
A manufacturer of hand sanitizer is relocating to Highlands Business Park in Glade Spring, creating 140 new jobs.
Qore Systems LLC is spending $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona to the 300-acre business park, which is co-owned and operated by Smyth and Washington counties.
The company manufacturers Qore-24, an antimicrobial hand purifier that is designed to kill germs for up to 24 hours.
“We are very excited for the big changes associated with our relocation from the West to East Coast,” Bob Newberry, managing member of Qore Systems LLC, said in a statement. “Once the new facility is fully operational, Qore Systems will have all business operations performed under one roof.”
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $500,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $420,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds.