RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – An Italian company that manufactures washing equipment for all types of vehicles, from cars to trains, is set to open its first location in the United States in Russell County, Va.
According to a release from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, the new site of operations will be located in the Russell Place building on Haber Drive in Lebanon and is expected to bring 50 new jobs to the region over the next three to five years.
“We looked at multiple states, multiple cities and found no one easier to work with than this Russell County group, Virginia Coalfields group,” President and CEO of Cecatto Jimmy Sisk said.
The company installs rollover units for car washes, conveyor tunnels, as well as self-service and train washing systems.
The parent company Ceccato S.P.A. already has a presence in over 60 countries, now including the United States.
The release also states that the location in Russell County will assemble and sell car wash units and manufacture truck washing units. All material will be sourced from the United States.
“This is a true blessing,” Mayor of Lebanon Tony Dodi said. “We’re honored as all of us are to have you all’s company.”
Southwest Virginia leaders said that over the past few years there’s been a lot of good things happening for the area economically, and they hope they continue.
“We’ve been pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps for 50, 60, 70 years,” Executive Director of Cumberland Plateau PDC Jim Baldwin said. “Every little success we have, that really moves the needle for us.”
President and CEO of Ceccato USA Jimmy Sisk said the company plans to invest $1.75 million into the company within the first four months.