VIRGINIA BEACH — With gold augers in hand, leaders of Stihl Inc. held a groundbreaking on Thursday for a new phase of its campus in Virginia Beach.
The more than $25 million dollar project will include an 80,000-square-foot administration building, a new entry guard house, a new museum, as well as a new demonstration and training area.
Bjoern Fischer, Stihl’s president, spoke briefly at the ceremony on the 150-acre Stihl campus off Lynnhaven Road. Fischer said the Stihl “campus is not very ideal” and that the new construction phase is meant to use the land more efficiently. No new employment opportunities were announced as a result of the new construction.