U.S. Green Energy Relocating Manufacturing Facility in VA

United States Green Energy plans to relocate its manufacturing operations to Pittsylvania County and employ more than 370 people within three years.

The Fredericksburg-based company said Friday that it will renovate a shell building at the Cane Creek Centre in Ringgold. The company plans to invest $30 million in the project.

Hiring is expected to begin in early 2011. Entry-level jobs will pay $31,500 a year.

United States Green Energy manufactures roofing and siding materials that generate electricity from sunlight.

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $1.6 million for the project.

©2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.