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Old July 14th, 2016, 07:50 AM
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:09 AM
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Its about an hour from me. I used to go there quite a bit when Will Tillery was still based there.
Its an economically depressed area, once rich with textile mills and tobacco warehouses, both those industries
have pretty much died in Southside.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 09:03 AM
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That makes three good reasons to go.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 09:11 AM
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This is pretty surprising, but as you say, Southside could use the jobs. Danville especially. Probably super cheap labor and rent.

Edit: I'd probably choose South Boston or Farmville for a new business but that's just me. More infrastructure and amenities in Danville.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 09:59 AM
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This is pretty surprising, but as you say, Southside could use the jobs. Danville especially. Probably super cheap labor and rent.

Edit: I'd probably choose South Boston or Farmville for a new business but that's just me. More infrastructure and amenities in Danville.
There was a rumor mill on this. We had heard it was Twisted looking to open a Defender build shop in South Boston. Home - Twisted Automotive
That kind of made sense because its well known that Charlie Fawcett had bought up as many of the end run production trucks as he could, but the legality of how he might be able to pull that off here was murky
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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:17 AM
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Fascinating. Southside just needs a few key businesses in places like Crewe, Altavista, Blackstone, Charlotte Courthouse, etc. and they'd be off to the races. Unfortunately opportunity is trucked in all directions out of town.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:23 AM
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There was a rumor mill on this. We had heard it was Twisted looking to open a Defender build shop in South Boston.

yeah... i wonder if anything else will happen??


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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:28 AM
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Fascinating. Southside just needs a few key businesses in places like Crewe, Altavista, Blackstone, Charlotte Courthouse, etc. and they'd be off to the races. Unfortunately opportunity is trucked in all directions out of town.
Add Brookneal and Appomattox to that list. There is a huge empty Thomasville Furniture factory in Appomattox- hundreds of thousands of square feet under roof.

Altavista is 15 mins from me, Roche and Timken both have factories there.

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yeah... i wonder if anything else will happen??


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Old July 14th, 2016, 10:38 AM
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Oh yeah Roche is there - didn't Timken shut down this year?

Either way, more British vehicle biznez is required in southern VA.
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Swoboda Motor Works is open for business in Cartersville
Is that official?
Good for him- I know where that is...


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In Farmville's defense, there used to be (ca. 1990) a well regarded LBC repair shop out near 15/460.
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Overfinch heard how well Will did pimping Range Rovers and had to be there.

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