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Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC. To Expand In Orange County

Orange County, VA – Orange County is pleased to announce that MPS, a division of Macmillan Publishers, will invest $26+ million over the next three years to expand its distribution operation in Orange County. Macmillan Publishers, based in New York, NY, is a global trade and higher education publishing company operating in over 70 countries, with imprints in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and India. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. MPS first opened its’ doors in Orange County in 1997 and then expanded in 2000 to add their Returns Facility, located in the Thomas E. Lee Industrial Park. The Orange County distribution facility handles all distribution for the United States and Canada, and some international customers.

This expansion is anticipated to create 10 new jobs over the next three (3) years. The Economic Development Authority incentivized MPS to expand its operations in the County by offering a $250,000 real estate and machinery and tools performance tax grant, in exchange for their $26+ million investment. “This is wonderful news for Orange County. MPS has been a valued corporate citizen for the past 25 years and we are so excited that they have chosen to invest in the community once again,” noted Rose Deal, Economic Development Director.

“We could not be more appreciative of the Economic Development Authority’s generosity and support of our business efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for MPS to continue expanding our operations here in Orange County. We’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with this community and its leaders for the past 25 years and this project solidifies many more years of growth and partnership.” noted a representative from MPS.

For more information, please contact Rose Deal, at (540) 672-1238.

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