Stihl Expands Headquarters in Virginia Beach
Governor Mark R. Warner announced that Stihl Inc. will expand its operations in Virginia Beach. Through an investment of $60.8 million, the company will create 200 new jobs. Stihl’s investment includes the construction of a 228,000-square-foot addition to its U.S. headquarters in the Oceana West Corporation Park. Virginia successfully competed with Brazil, China and Germany for the project.
“Stihl is a worldwide manufacturer, exporting its outdoor power equipment from Virginia Beach to more than 70 countries,” says Warner. “I applaud this decision by Stihl to increase its manufacturing investments, create more jobs in Virginia and keep more jobs in the United States.”
Stihl Inc. is a subsidiary of German-based Stihl Holding AG & Co. and one of seven manufacturing facilities in the Stihl Group. The Virginia Beach complex is currently located on more than 60 acres with more than half a million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Stihl Inc. employs approximately 1,100 people in Virginia Beach.