FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 02, 2008

Gordon Hickey
www.governor.virginia.gov
(804) 225-4260


Glen Adams
Moss Motors Ltd.
(805) 679-7218
Christie Miller
VEDP
(804) 545-5805
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 90 NEW JOBS FOR DINWIDDIE COUNTY
-Moss Motors to invest $5.15 million in Virginia operation -


RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Moss Motors Ltd. will invest $5.15 million to locate a distribution facility in Dinwiddie County, creating 90 new jobs. The company is a supplier of specialized automotive parts in the British restoration market.

“Moss Motors is part of a very unique industry,” said Governor Kaine. “There is a market of car enthusiasts who rebuild vintage automobiles and Moss supplies this demand. The company’s new Dinwiddie County location is in close proximity to its existing customer base on the East Coast and allows easy access to the Port of Virginia for import and export activity.”

Headquartered in Goleta, California and founded in 1948, Moss Motors is a privately held company primarily known for its activity in the British restoration market and is the world's oldest and largest supplier of these parts. The company is also very active in parts and accessories for current enthusiast vehicles.

"We're very excited about investing in Virginia,” said Glen Adams, President, Moss Motors. “The state's combination of economic opportunities, quality of life, and pro-business climate are compelling. With central access to our customer base and the Port of Virginia nearby, we feel Virginia is a perfect destination for Moss Motors."

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Dinwiddie County and Virginia’s Gateway Region to secure the project for Virginia. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for the project and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

"Dinwiddie County enthusiastically welcomes Moss Motors to our emerging business climate,” said W. Kevin Massengill, Dinwiddie County Administrator. “Moss Motors represents the first new industrial announcement for the County in nearly 10 years. We look forward to a long history of success with Moss Motors."

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