On May 29, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam announced that Homestead Building Systems, Inc. will invest $2,450,000 to expand its production operation and create 60 new jobs in Orange County. This expansion will allow Homestead Building Systems to better serve the demands of the homebuilding market with its custom-engineered lumber products. As part of this project, Homestead Building Systems will increase their annual purchases of Virginia forestry products by more than thirty percent over the next three years. A check for $78,000 was presented to Homestead Building Systems, Inc., from the governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund and Orange County will match the amount.
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