Thomas Automation Management will invest $1 million in Carroll County
The automation firm Thomas Automation Management LLC will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs.
Thomas Automation Management was founded in 2010 by Ricky Thomas, a former employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
His company provides updates for control systems and builds new systems to replace obsolete technology.
The company represents International Tobacco Machinery from Poland and currently conducts business in at least six countries.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Carroll County, the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority, and Virginia’s aCorridor to help secure the project for Virginia.
The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $60,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.