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Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: SE&M to Expand Metal Fabrication and Welding Operations in Bedford, Virginia

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  site location partnershipBedford, VA (August 25, 2016) – Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based site selection advisory firm, announced that Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (SE&M), a leading manufacturer of military equipment and conveyors, is expanding its operations in Bedford County, Virginia.

SE&M will add 10 jobs and invest more than $700,000 in new equipment over the next three years. The expansion supports several major contracts the company recently signed to design and build components for military and private-sector customers. New employees will include metal fabricators and welders.

The Bedford County Economic Development Authority will assist SE&M with a cash incentive tied to job and investment growth. “We are thrilled that SE&M continues to win new contracts and expand its portfolio of products and services, and we look forward to seeing the company's continued growth in Bedford County,” said Traci Blido, Bedford County Economic Development Director.

Since 2000, SE&M has grown from four employees to more than 30 full-time employees with a 31,000 square-foot facility that accommodates a full-service fabrication and engineering shop. The company serves customers in the automotive, consumer products, cosmetics, food and beverage, industrial parts handling, military and pharmaceutical industries.

About SE&M
SE&M is a fast-growing, full-service manufacturing, fabrication, project management and engineering business. The company has over 800 years of combined experience across many industries and various applications. SE&M primarily specializes in conveying and parts handling applications, as well as manufacturing parts and assemblies for military equipment.

About Bedford County Economic Development
The Bedford County Office of Economic Development strives to sustain and improve the quality of life for Bedford County through a prudent and cost effective economic development program that results in quality jobs for its residents. In recent years, Bedford County has been one of the fastest-growing counties in Virginia, and boasts a strong, diversified economic base. The local business community consists of varied industries, ranging from agriculture and forestry to nuclear energy and wireless communication.

About Site Location Partnership

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas – corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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