In September 2015, AccuTec Blades, Inc. helped continue a long-time tradition of manufacturing in Augusta County. When Edgewell Personal Care of St. Louis, Missouri announced the sale of its Personna Industrial Division (formerly American Safety Razor) of Verona, Virginia to an investment group, the company renamed the manufacturing plant AccuTec Blades and preserved 150 jobs in Verona. This purchase ensured a longtime employer of over 60 years in Augusta County could continue providing quality jobs in manufacturing to County citizens.
Within four months of the initial announcement, AccuTec Blades announced an expansion creating over 53 jobs and investing $5.4 million. The company received a Commonwealth Opportunity Fund (COF) award matched by Augusta County.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “The advancement of the manufacturing sector in the Commonwealth is key to driving diversification and growth as we build a new Virginia economy. The retention and success of our existing businesses is also paramount. AccuTec Blades remains an important employer, and it was a priority to ensure that it continues to thrive in Augusta County. We celebrate the company’s expansion and the resulting 53 new, good-paying manufacturing jobs.”
AccuTec Blades, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of specialty, medical and professional blades for use in categories including Histology, Food Processing, Fiberglass Manufacturing, Medical Device Manufacturing, Dermatology, Glass Processing, and more. Manufacturing locations include Verona, Virginia and Obregon, Mexico. Visit AccuTec Blades, Inc. at www.accutecblades.com.