Norfolk to Receive 76 New Jobs as Advanced Integrated Technologies Invests in Expansion
Norfolk, Virginia is set to receive a boost in employment opportunities, as Gov.
Glenn Youngkin announced that Advanced Integrated Technologies (AIT) will be investing $500,000 to expand its capacity, resulting in the creation of 76 new jobs.
AIT, a ship repair contractor, has been in business since 2009 and repairs ships for the military, as well as Marine Industrial and Commercial Industries.
Youngkin emphasized the importance of AIT’s presence in the maritime industry and its contribution to national security, stating that the company’s “continued presence and excellence” in the field won them funding over their offices in California and Pennsylvania.
AIT’s founders, Carl and Cheryl Sprayberry, called the expansion the most monumental moment in their business’s history.
The expansion will not only provide employment opportunities but also improve the maritime workforce in Virginia, resulting in better trade and connections to the world.
The Sprayberrys are seeking welders, pipefitters, shipfitters, mechanics, outside and inside machinists, electricians, and firewatch laborers, with wages starting at $13 to $16 an hour and no prior experience needed.
The funding has already started to trickle in, and the Sprayberrys welcome anyone who wants to work for their company to apply when those positions become available.
Youngkin views this expansion as just the beginning, as his compete to win agenda aims to bring more jobs and businesses to Virginia over the next three years.