Repair Tech to construct facility in Pretlow Industrial Park

Published 9:39 am Thursday, May 9, 2019


Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. and the City of Franklin are pleased to announce that Repair Tech plans to purchase 15 acres of property in Pretlow Industrial Park for the construction of a new headquarters facility. This is a total investment of $1,000,000 and will retain their operation in the region. Franklin City Council is scheduled to consider the purchase and sales agreement at an upcoming meeting.

Commenting on the announcement Mayor Frank Rabil was ecstatic and stated, “We are thrilled to have additional activity in Pretlow Industrial Park and retain Repair Tech in the region. They are an important part of the fiber of our community and the expansion of their headquarters will further strengthen their presence in our City.”

One of the three owners, Craig Sawyer, added, “We are pleased to be expanding our footprint in the Franklin Southampton community. We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding service to our clients in this region.”

Brian Hedgepeth, chairman of Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. stated, “Our Board and strategic partners are thrilled with today’s announcement. The City of Franklin is open for business and this new construction in Pretlow Industrial Park sends that signal. We appreciate our partnership with the Franklin City Council and Repair Tech to bring this deal to fruition and are excited to retain these high-paying jobs.”

Repair Tech is on Carrsville Highway in Isle of Wight County. They will be relocating the office and warehouse operation to the City of Franklin. Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. has been working with them to find a suitable location in the community for an expanded manufacturing and distribution facility to grow their business in the region.

Repair Tech was founded in 1999. They specialize in millwright, piping, steel fabrication and machining services. Some of the industries they serve are food processors, paper mills, chemical plants, recycling facilities, and power plants. They do projects such as plant modifications, shut-downs, design/build engineering, equipment relocation, new facilities construction and more.

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