Qore Systems, LLC to Invest $12.8 Million in Virginia Operation
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Qore Systems, LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation in Highlands Business Park, owned and operated by Smyth County and Washington County. The company is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of Qore-24, the world's only antimicrobial hand purifier that effectively kills germs for up to 24 hours. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project, which will create 140 new jobs.
When speaking about the announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “We are honored and gratified that Qore Systems chose the Commonwealth for its East Coast relocation and expansion. As market visibility and sales opportunities continue to increase for its game-changing product, the company will benefit from a strategic location in Washington County that allows greater access to the U.S. market. This project will provide an economic boost to the region, and help in our efforts to create diverse job opportunities as we build a new Virginia economy.”
“Today we welcome our newest corporate partner, Qore Systems, LLC, to Washington County and to Virginia,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “The benefits of the Commonwealth’s location, first-class transportation infrastructure and robust workforce again put us ahead of the competition as the company considered an East Coast operation.”
Qore Systems is a research and development company dedicated to the discovery and production of products created with Amosil-Q: a patented antimicrobial barrier that safely kills germs by tearing them apart on contact.
“We are very excited for the big changes associated with our relocation from the West to East Coast,” said Bob Newberry, Managing Member of Qore Systems, LLC. “Once the new facility is fully operational, Qore Systems will have all business operations performed under one roof. With the new technology that Qore Systems has developed, we’ll revolutionize the way people shop. I look forward to the exciting changes in our new home at Highlands Business Park.”
“We’re thrilled about our partnership with Virginia, and we’re proud to be part of the economic development in Smyth and Washington County,” said William Peterson III, Founder and CEO of Qore Systems, LLC. “These areas offer us a wealth of resources as we expand our R&D and manufacturing operations. This will allow Qore Systems to be extended to an even broader audience.”
Senator Bill Carrico, member of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission congratulated Qore on behalf of the Virginia Tobacco Commission and said “In addition to the $420,000 from the Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund, this announcement is highlighted by Qore Systems' capital investment of $12.8 million, which demonstrates their commitment to Washington County and the region."