Pittsylvania truck sales company plans $5.2M expansion
27 more jobs expected with growth
Chatham-based J&J Truck Sales Inc. will build a 45,000-square-foot facility off U.S. Highway 29 in Pittsylvania County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.
The $5.2 million project, adjacent to the company’s existing operation, is expected to create 27 jobs and increase its ability to repair, refurbish and fabricate automotive-based equipment.
Virginia beat South Carolina for the project, the governor’s office noted. “Well-established companies choosing to reinvest and create new jobs is what helps communities like Chatham flourish,” Northam said in a statement.
With locations in Chatham and Danville, J&J Truck Sales rents and sells heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment. It also buys and refurbishes equipment.
The company has been located in Pittsylvania County for 25 years, owner Jackie Atkinson said in a statement. “This is an exciting time to be in the Danville-Pittsylvania County area, and we look forward to being an integral part for many years to come.”