May 08, 2008

Jeff Tiller
(804) 692-2599

Mr. Jody Salyards
Shenandoah Waste Services, LLC
(540) 325-9071
Christie Miller
(804) 545-5805
-Shenandoah Waste Services to invest $4 million in expansion -

RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Shenandoah Waste Services LLC will invest $4 million to expand its materials recycling operation in Page County, creating 60 jobs. The company’s recycled materials are used as an alternative fuel source for energy production. Virginia successfully competed with Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia for the project.

“An environmental company like Shenandoah Waste Services is valuable to Virginia,” said Governor Kaine. “The company’s services capture waste that would otherwise go to landfills, transforming the end product into an alternative energy source – a win for Virginians and the outdoors. The Commonwealth is a great fit, as Shenandoah Waste Services’ Page County location is within close proximity to its large customers and northern construction markets.”

Headquartered in New Market, Virginia, and founded in 2005, Shenandoah Waste Services LLC specializes in materials recycling. The company’s recycling operation enables industrial customers to have waste-free manufacturing facilities, and helps builders and construction companies recycle scrap. The recycled material is a suitable alternative fuel for the production of energy.

“Proximity to markets, a dedicated workforce and Page County’s vision for preserving the picturesque nature of their community are only some of the reasons we chose Virginia for our new location,” said Jody Salyards, owner of Shenandoah Waste Services. “The Commonwealth and Page County have demonstrated a strong commitment to the development of the infrastructure necessary for future economic growth, and we are proud to be a part of that future.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Page County and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Kaine approved $75,000 from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Page County with the project. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“We are excited that Shenandoah Waste Services will remain in the Commonwealth and will be locating their new facility in Page County,” said Tom LaFrance, Chairman of the Page County Board of Supervisors. “Not only does the project support existing industry, it will also create jobs and provide wages above Page County’s per capita income. We are extremely pleased that we were successful in competing for this business and that this forward-thinking and innovative company will call Page County home.”


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