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Hanover’s Perspective

Governor Announces New Grant Program for VA Grown Products

Governor McDonnell announced a new grant program yesterday to assist local efforts in expanding current or attracting new agriculture and forestry processing/value-added facilities using Virginia grown products. The new legislation establishes a new economic development tool specifically for agriculture and forestry value-added or processing projects.  Created as the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID), the legislation passed and was funded with broad… View Article


2012 Hanover Business of the Year Nominations Now Open!

We need your help! We'd like to know of the many outstanding Hanover organizations worthy of nomination for 2012 Hanover Business of the Year Award. Both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are eligible. This award is part of the Greater Richmond Chamber's annual award, membership is not required. All nominations are due August 31, 2012. To learn more and find the nomination form click here…. View Article


Americast and Hanson Pipe & Precast LLC, Announce New Joint Venture

Americast, Inc., headquartered in Hanover County, Virginia, announced a signed agreement with Hanson Pipe & Precast LLC, to form a new joint venture company to be known as Concrete Pipe & Precast, LLC (CP&P).  The new company will consist of selected Americast and Hanson Pipe & Precast LLC operations and will manufacture, market, and sell a complete line of concrete pipe and… View Article


Morooka America, Equipment Manufacturer, Creates 50 New Jobs In Hanover County

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Morooka America, under a license agreement with Japan-based Morooka Co., Ltd, a manufacturer of rubber track carriers, will establish a manufacturing operation in Hanover County. The first Morooka Track Carrier plant in the U.S., along with its sister company Virginia Steel Specialties LLC, will establish two product assembly operations. The facilities will encompass 50,000 square feet… View Article


Green Top Expanding After 65 Years

Green Top Sporting Goods store in Hanover County has made the decision to move and expand after 65 years being located off Route 1.  Originally opened in 1947, Green Top Sporting Goods is a popular Hanover County fixture for all things outdoors throughout the Richmond Region and Mid-Atlantic. Green Top Sporting Goods will be moving less than 1 mile and quintupling their space… View Article


East Penn Manufacturing Expands Warehouse Facility in Hanover County

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., a privately-held company, operates one of the largest single-site lead-acid battery manufacturing facilities in the world.  East Penn has been making batteries since 1946 under the popular brand, Deka. Today, the company’s batteries range in literally thousands of different sizes made for virtually any application that requires battery power. Aside from lead-acid batteries, other products offered by… View Article