CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Governor Jim Justice today announced that Omnis Building Technologies will build a $40 million, 150,000 square foot plant in Bluefield to manufacture building materials that will revolutionize the future of homebuilding, creating 150 to 300 jobs.
“I would like to be the first to thank Omnis and welcome them to our great state with open arms. I am beyond proud as Governor to make another major economic development announcement that will change the lives of countless West Virginians for the better,” Governor Justice said. “We continue to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the rocket ride I promised is real. This is the fourth major economic development project I have been able to announce in less than a month. months, and they’re huge, successful companies pouring tons of money into our state, while creating careers for entire communities of hard-working West Virginians from north to south.
“Can you imagine, five or ten years ago, how thrilled we would have been to have just one of these announcements? Now we are almost numb to the idea of rolling in big fish after big fish,” Governor Justice continued. “We’re on a roll like we’ve never seen before, but we can’t take this historic success for granted. We all need to take a step back and truly appreciate Omnis’ commitment to our state and celebrate all the goodness they are going to bring to their new home in West Virginia.
Omnis Building Technologies is a manufacturer of energy-efficient pre-engineered home building systems comprised of concrete insulated building units (ICBUs) that are shipped and then assembled on-site to make pre-engineered homes. Once delivered, these patented turnkey homes are easy to build and ready to move into in just days.
“This is exactly the type of forward-thinking business Governor Justice wanted to land in West Virginia when he made the decision to elevate our economic development operations,” said the Secretary of Economic Development for the West Virginia, Mitch Carmichael. “Our country is facing a housing shortage. Entrepreneurs are simply not able to meet the growing demand. Unfortunately, this can make the dream of owning a home out of reach for many Americans. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Omnis Building Technologies to West Virginia and help them revolutionize the future of homebuilding. This will make home ownership more sustainable and affordable for the average West Virginian.
According to Freddie Mac researchers, nearly 4 million homes are missing in the United States, and the gap between supply and demand continues to widen.
“The Bluefield West Virginia Economic Development Authority began work to attract Omnis approximately 14 months ago and we are honored that they chose Bluefield as their location,” said BEDA Executive Director Jim Spencer. “The jobs created by Omnis will be a tremendous boost for our region and it is a privilege to be part of the project.”
Searching across the country for a location to build its facility, Omnis Building Technologies President Jonathan Hodson said Bluefield, West Virginia, is an ideal location because it allows the company to bring CIBU homes to most of the population of the United States by rail. or truck.
“Relocating to Bluefield allows us to employ a diverse workforce of people with high work ethics and utilize the abundance of readily available natural resources,” Hodson said. “Settling in West Virginia fulfills our mission to provide family-supportive jobs through building affordable, high-quality, energy-efficient homes.”
The company will innovate in the near future and plans to be operational by the end of 2022. The site is located off Interstate 77 Exit 1 on John Nash Boulevard in Bluefield, WV.
“This is a monumental day for the City of Bluefield and the State of West Virginia. We are thrilled to welcome Omnis Building Technologies to the city’s industrial site at Exit 1 and look forward to the great paying jobs what this will provide to our community and region,” said Bluefield Mayor Ron Martin.