Canon Virginia Inc. recently announced plans to include toner manufacturing at its headquarters location in Newport News, Va., through a $27 million investment.
Canon Virginia has successfully operated in Newport News since 1985, serving as the manufacturing hub of Canon U.S.A., a subsidiary of Japan-based Canon Inc. The Newport News campus includes a factory service center and manufacturing operations for a variety of Canon products, including copiers, printers and cartridges.
Governor McDonnell met with Canon Inc. officials while in Tokyo as part of his recent Asia Marketing Mission.
By allocating 30,000 square feet of upgraded space to this project, Canon Virginia will improve efficiencies by manufacturing both the ink toner and cartridges all in one location.
Canon Virginia employs nearly 2,000 Virginians across the Commonwealth, and the company has invested more than $371 million in its Virginia operations in the last four years.
World-class manufacturing companies like Canon Inc. continue to invest in the Commonwealth due to its competitive operating environment, highly-skilled manufacturing workforce and premier logistics infrastructure.
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