The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance announces that AMAC Leasing LLC, a Virginia-based company incorporated in 2003 has selected Hampton Roads for its newest location.
AMAC has applied for a rezoning and conditional use permit for a 20-acre parcel located on Route
460 between the towns of Ivor and Wakefield. The development of this project will include an
aggregate distribution, ready-mix concrete plant and a bituminous concrete production facility. The
project represents a $5M capital investment and is expected to generate approximately 50 jobs.
“We are very excited about our future aggregate distribution facility and asphalt plant, which will be
located in Southampton County,” said Andy Curtis, owner of AMAC Leasing LLC. “Since our first site visit, we have been made to feel very welcomed by the Southampton County staff, Planning
Commission and the Board of Supervisors. This welcoming feeling, coupled with a great location, was the reason that we selected Southampton County. This facility should prove to be a long-term
successful business expansion and we look forward to being open for business in 2013.”
The company plans to begin construction in February and become operational during the 3rd quarter
of 2013. As there are no asphalt manufacturers between Richmond and Suffolk, AMAC’s newest
facility will prove a strategic location for serving the needs of Western Hampton Roads.
“We are excited to welcome AMAC Leasing to Hampton Roads,” said HREDA Chairman Rob Brown.“Rail access and proximity to Route 460 were important factors in AMAC’s decision, and we have great confidence that their new business venture will be a success - and therefore a success for the region.”
AMAC was introduced to the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) by a site
selection consultant. After touring several sites throughout the region, the Southampton County site
was selected as the best fit for this project. HREDA worked with Franklin Southampton Economic
Development, Inc. to secure this win for Hampton Roads.
“Southampton County is excited to be a partner in AMAC LLC’s continued growth and expansion, “
said Dallas O. Jones, Chairman of the Southampton County Board of Supervisors. “Their production
facility is a wonderful fit along the Route 460/Norfolk Southern corridor. AMAC’s decision to locate and invest in our community is testament to the business-friendly climate in Southampton County and the Hampton Roads region. We appreciate the assistance of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance and the dedication of the Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. (FSEDI) staff in working to bring this project to Southampton County.”