Virginia Beach Development Authority Awards Grant to Power Train Industries, Inc.

July 6, 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 6, 2023) – The Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) has approved Power Train Industries, Inc. to receive an Economic Development Investment Program (EDIP) grant in the amount of $192,600.

Power Train Industries, Inc. has operated a manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach at 2503 Squadron Court since 2012. The company manufactures driveshafts for popular domestic and foreign passenger cars and light to medium trucks. To support the growing business, Power Train is expanding from its current 22,000-square-foot manufacturing operation to a new 100,000-square-foot site on 464 Progress Lane.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development,” said Mia Ciasulli, project manager for Power Train. “The process was simple, and the team did a great job with evaluating our application. We are proud to partner with the City of Virginia Beach and look forwarding to growing our manufacturing operations in the area.”

The EDIP grant will assist Power Train in the relocation and expansion of current operations to the new site.

“Power Train Industries is excited to expand and grow the Advanced Manufacturing sector of Virginia Beach. We are looking forward to utilizing the City’s workforce development programs to attract and retain top hometown talent,” said Power Train Operations Manager Chris Montero.

“Power Train Industries has grown significantly during their time in Virginia Beach,” said Chuck Rigney, interim director of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development. “We are thrilled the grant was awarded, and it’s clear this investment will pay off by keeping a major manufacturing facility here.”

About Virginia Beach & the Department of Economic Development
Virginia Beach, one of Virginia’s most populous cities, resides where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to drive economic vitality and inclusive prosperity in the city by fostering the attraction and creation of new investment, innovation, and jobs.

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