PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – A local business is expanding and adding more two dozen new jobs. J&J Truck Sales, Inc., a leading heavy duty truck sales and construction equipment sales and rental firm, will invest $5.2 million to expand its operation in Pittsylvania County.
The company will build a new 45,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its existing operation at U.S. 29. J&J is increasing its truck repair, refurbishment, and fabrication capacity to meet market demands.
Based in Chatham, J&J Truck Sales is one of the nation’s leading dealers in used dump trucks and construction equipment sales and rentals. In addition to truck sales, the company buys, refurbishes, and rents equipment for the construction, industrial, agricultural, and excavating industries. The Chatham operation focuses on the sale of trucks and heavy equipment, while the Danville facility focuses on the company’s rental business.
Virginia successfully competed with South Carolina for the project, which will create 27 new jobs.
“This expansion by J&J Truck Sales reaffirms its continued confidence in Pittsylvania County and our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Well-established companies choosing to reinvest and create new jobs is what helps communities like Chatham flourish. We thank J&J Truck Sales for its commitment to Southside Virginia and look forward to supporting the company in this next phase of growth.”
Headquartered in the Town of Chatham , J&J Truck Sales, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading dealers in used dump trucks and a leading construction equipment sales and rental firm. In addition to truck sales, the company buys, refurbishes, and rents equipment for the construction, industrial, agricultural, and excavating industries. J&J Truck Sales specializes in heavy duty trucks, including service, mechanic, tank, utility, and bucket trucks, and all types of dirt-moving and aerial construction equipment. With two locations in Virginia, the Chatham facility focuses on the sale of trucks and heavy equipment, and the Danville facility focuses on the company’s rental business.
“J&J Truck Sales’ long-term success in Danville-Pittsylvania County is a testament to the region’s competitive operating costs and dedicated workforce,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “We are proud that the company has experienced success in Chatham and will create additional high-value jobs.”
“J&J Truck Sales has been a proud part of the Pittsylvania County community for the past quarter century,” said Jackie Atkinson, Owner of J&J Truck Sales, Inc. “We appreciate our partners at the county and state level who have worked hand-in-hand with us to help make Southside Virginia the best option for expansion. J&J is growing, and our new Chatham facility will be critical in supporting that growth. This is an exciting time to be in the Danville-Pittsylvania County area, and we look forward to being an integral part for many years to come.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Pittsylvania County with the project. J&J Truck Sales is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.