Business Expansion Faces Hurdles

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

KVK Precision is facing problems with everything from getting a water line built to constructing a turning lane. For the owner of this venture, it's been an ongoing struggle.

"The County does not want to get into the water and sewer business," says Jeff Vaughan, owner of KVK.

Deciding who will provide water for his expanded machinery business is just the first problem Vaughan had to face. He's taking care of that by spending the money to supply his own water. Now, he's waiting for VDOT and the results of a traffic study. More red tape to cut as he works to add a racetrack and more than 200 industrial jobs to the county.

"We understand they have parameters and policies to go by, but it's been a very lengthy and drawn out process with those folks," says Vaughan.

Vaughan is already doing his part to create jobs in Page County. He employs more than 150 people at his facility in Shenandoah. But he doesn't want to stop there.

"I know the community is real anxious to be able to get this recreational activity in place and I think it's going to have a real positive impact on this county and surrounding counties," says Vaughan.

Vaughan plans to break ground on his project in the next two weeks. The racetrack and phase one of his business expansion should be complete next spring.

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