JCDA Blog

Schonstedt Continues Humanitarian Demining Efforts
June 15, 2016
- Schonstedt Instrument Company, a small manufacturing company located in Jefferson County, West Virginia, remains committed to making the world a safer place through the donation and deployment of its instruments, which are used to find landmines and explosive remnants of war. Recently, representatives of Schonstedt attended a presentation at the...

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Kent Cartridge Is Expanding in Jefferson County
April 7, 2016
- Kent Cartridge, a leading manufacturer of shotshell ammunition for hunting, sport shooting, and training rounds, is expanding its facility in Kearneysville. The addition will increase the size of the company’s warehousing space to accommodate storage needs. Construction is underway on a 20,000-square-foot addition to the existing manufacturing/warehousing building....

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First Solar-Powered Hotel in West Virginia Opens
April 4, 2016
- The first solar-powered hotel in West Virginia has opened in Harpers Ferry. Matt Knott, owner of River Riders Inc., celebrated the commissioning of the new solar energy system on March 23 at his recently acquired Quality Hotel Conference Center property. Mountain View Solar of Berkeley Springs designed and installed the solar...

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Randox Renovations Underway in Jefferson County
February 5, 2016
- Renovations are underway at Randox Laboratories in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, and when completed, the refurbished facility will allow the medical technology company to bring additional jobs to Jefferson County. The work to the existing 36,000-square-foot building, which houses a medical laboratory, started in late January and is...

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JCDA Announces Sale of Former Eastman Kodak Manufacturing Plant
February 11, 2015
- Commercial Liability Partners WV, LLC (CLP) has recently purchased the former Eastman Kodak Company Manufacturing Plant in western Jefferson County. Commercial Liability Partners WV, LLC (CLP) has recently purchased the former Eastman Kodak Company Manufacturing Plant in western Jefferson County. CLP is a US-based firm that specializes in the acquisition...

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Randox Laboratories to Expand in 2015
December 30, 2014
- Randox Laboratories, an Ireland-based company which creates innovative diagnostic solutions for the healthcare industry, will bring 50 high-level STEM-related jobs to Jefferson County. The expansion has been two years in the making in partnership with the West Virginia Development Office, which this month approved two loans to Randox to aid in...

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Manchin, Capito Help Dedicate New Coast Guard Facility in Burr Business Park
September 30, 2014
- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Representative Shelley Moore Capito joined U.S. Coast Guard dignitaries, local elected officials and members of the Jefferson County business community on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, to dedicate the Coast Guard’s new 40,000-sqaure-foot Operations Systems Center (OSC) in the Burr Business Park.   OSC is...

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Sterling, VA Engineering Laboratory Relocating to Burr Business Park
May 16, 2014
- " Advanced Asphalt Technologies, LLC, (AAT) a small engineering company that specializes in providing state-of the-art services to the asphalt paving industry, recently broke ground in the Burr Business Park and expects to take occupancy in its 5,500-square-foot facility, to be built by Kubic Construction, by mid-summer. “We have a...

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JCDA & Board of Education Saves County Taxpayers $3 Million
May 16, 2014
- (Jefferson County, W.Va.)–The Jefferson County Board of Education, in cooperation with JCDA, has saved County taxpayers $3 million by re-purposing an existing building for a bus garage rather than constructing a new building. The Board purchased the 110,000-square-foot building most recently owned by the Berzaci company in the Burr...

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APUS University Programs Rank Among Best in the Nation
January 9, 2014
- US News & World Report Names APUS Undergraduate Programs Among Best in Overall Quality for Second Consecutive Year in 2014 Online Rankings Charles Town, WV, January 8, 2014—American Public University System (APUS) Today announced that its undergraduate programs have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual qualitative ranking...

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