The leading outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL, headquartered in Virginia Beach, celebrated its U.S. expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 29 for their new administration facility. The $25 million administration building project is part of the company’s investment in infrastructure in support of growing U.S. operations. There will also be significant improvements to an outdoor demonstration area for hands-on training, enhancements to the entry guard house and updates to traffic flow and security at the main entrance gate.
Mayor Will Sessoms shaking hands with STIHL President Bjoern Fischer
STIHL Virginia Beach expansion and groundbreaking ceremony
Mayor Will Sessoms, members of City Council and representatives from Virginia Beach Economic Development participated in a symbolic groundbreaking and learned more about the project. “There is a long-standing partnership between STIHL Inc. and the City of Virginia Beach” said Sessoms. “I’m so very proud that the North American headquarters of this innovative company is based right here in Virginia Beach. Our city deeply appreciates the STIHL Inc. vote of confidence and the vitality it brings to our community.”
The building expansion will replace the former 21,000-square-foot administration building, and is expected to be completed in mid-2019.