Dante Valve Company to expand operation in Norfolk
07 June 2021
Governor Ralph Northam announced that Dante Valve Company, a family-owned, international manufacturer and distributor of valves and related products, will invest USD 1.9M to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk. The company will add 10,000 square feet to its facility at 1324 Ballentine Boulevard to increase production and better serve its East Coast customers. Virginia successfully competed with Arizona, Nevada, and Texas for the project, which will create 40 new jobs.
“Dante Valve’s continued investment in Hampton Roads sends a clear message that manufacturers know they have a strong partner in our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “A Mid-Atlantic location with close proximity to the world’s largest naval base in Norfolk positions the company to reach target markets and better fulfill the needs of its customers. We thank Dante Valve for expanding again in Virginia and look forward to building on our strong partnership in the years to come.”
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Dante Valve Company is the manufacturer of Danco pressure relief valves used primarily in naval applications, including aircraft carriers, submarines, and other vessels. The company is also a factory-authorized loose assembler for Kunkle Valve safety relief valves and industrial products, a distributor of automatic pressure and temperature regulators, and a distributor of fittings and flanges for the United States Navy and commercial uses. Dante Valve opened its Norfolk operation in 2007. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Norfolk to secure the project for the Commonwealth and will support Dante Valve Company’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs to support employee recruitment and training activities.