Harlow Group was one of just 15 projects to scoop a prestigious CiCi Award for Community Impact. These US Awards pay tribute to the impact that site selection can have on a local community – by bringing investment, new jobs and training opportunities into the area. In turn, it is hoped that these new projects will attract further investment.
Harlow Group was recognised in these Awards for the impact its forthcoming Danville plant will have on the local community where in 2015, the poverty rate stood at 23%, with an unemployment rate of 6%. Harlow Group will invest $8 million in Danville to locate its first U.S. precision sheet metal fabrication plant, which will have a particular focus on additive manufacturing.
“We are thrilled to receive this award for Community Impact” says Alan Pearce, CEO and co founder of Harlow FasTech. “We are extremely proud to be associated with Danville and the State of Virginia.”
“Following a two year process, we chose to invest in Danville with their outstanding workforce development programmes being a major factor in our decision.” explained David Gordon-Smith, CFO and co founder. “Over the next five years, our US business Harlow FasTech will provide 49 new jobs and a Training Centre of Excellence.”
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2019 CiCi Awards – Community Impact
Pictured here: David Gordon-Smith, Harlow Group, announcing $8million investment in Danville in November 2018.