Morgan Olson to Open $57.8M Manufacturing Plant, Create 703 Jobs in Southern Virginia
DANVILLE, VA. — Morgan Olson LLC, a manufacturer of all-aluminum walk-in step vans, will invest $57.8 million in an existing 925,000-square-foot industrial facility owned by IKEA. In July, IKEA announced it would close the plant, resulting in 300 lost jobs by December of this year. Morgan Olson announced it will create 703 jobs and give priority consideration to current IKEA employees. The plant is located at 100 Ikea Drive, five miles from downtown Danville and seven miles from the Virginia-North Carolina state border.