LEGO To Invest $1 Billion In U.S. Plant, Creating Over 1,760 New Jobs
June 20, 2022
The LEGO Group is building a 1.7 million-square-foot production facility just south of Richmond in Chesterfield, Virginia.
LEGO is investing $1 billion in the U.S. factory to shorten supply chains and keep up with growing demand for its popular plastic bricks.
The factory will create over 1,761 jobs in a range of professional and production positions and will be powered by renewable energy produced at an onsite solar park, the company said.
"We were impressed with all that Virginia has to offer, from access to a skilled workforce, support for high-quality manufacturers, and great transport links. We appreciate support for our ambition to build a carbon-neutral run facility and construct a solar park and are looking forward to building a great team with support from the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program," said LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen.
"The LEGO Group's decision to establish its U.S. manufacturing plant in Virginia shines a global spotlight on the advantages that make the Commonwealth the best business location in the nation, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with this iconic company," said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
"This transformational project will create more than 1,760 jobs and bolster Virginia's manufacturing industry, which continues its renaissance with major investments by high-caliber corporate partners like the LEGO Group. Thank you to the Senate and House leadership in partnering with our team in this process."
The new factory will be the Danish company's second in North America and seventh worldwide. It is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2025.
The company now employs around 2,600 people in the United States, where it operates 100 stores.
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