Valve manufacturer announces $1.9M expansion in Norfolk
California-based Dante Valve Co. will add 40 jobs, 10,000 square feet
Norfolk-based Dante Valve Co. will expand its operations with a $1.9 million investment, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today.
The family-owned business, which marked its 60th anniversary last year, is an international manufacturer and distributor of pressure-relief valves and related products — primarily for submarines, aircraft carriers and other naval vessels. The U.S. Navy is a customer.
It plans to increase its Ballentine Boulevard facility by 10,000 square feet and add 40 jobs, according to the announcement.
“A Mid-Atlantic location with close proximity to the world’s largest naval base in Norfolk positions the company to reach target markets and better fulfill the needs of its customers,” Gov. Northam said in a statement.
Virginia won the project in competition with Arizona, Nevada and Texas, according to the announcement. The city of Norfolk and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program provided support for the project.
The company also may receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.