A new trucking facility in Surry County will be accompanied by the creation of about 100 jobs, officials say.
Bottomley Enterprises co-hosted a ribbon cutting/open house Thursday at its recently constructed trucking terminal and corporate office, located at 452 Oak Grove Church Road west of Mount Airy near Interstate 77.
Also hosting that event was the Surry County Economic Development Partnership, with state and local elected officials attending in addition to company representatives who offered tours of the facility as part of the occasion.
Todd Tucker, president of the economic-development group, said Friday that the Bottomley operation previously had a trucking presence in Alleghany County and its leadership decided to locate one next door in Surry.
“They expanded here — the Bottomley Family has several companies,” Tucker said of its operations spanning more than 40 years. “Bottomley Enterprises is one of those companies.” Its holdings also include Bottomley Evergreens and Farms, with the trucking component launched about 16 years ago.
“This is going to be their new corporate office and trucking center,” Tucker said of the spacious headquarters on Oak Grove Church Road, the cost of which has been put at $13 million. The operation includes 33,000 square feet.
Bottomley Enterprises expanded to that location to better serve new and existing customers across the Southeast, according to information from the Surry County Economic Development Partnership.
“My father began farming cabbage in Surry County many years ago, and since then we have continued to expand our farming operations,” Mitchell Bottomley, the company’s owner, said in a statement.
“This new truck shop and corporate office on Oak Grove Church Road is just the next step in our family’s growing relationship with this great community.”
Bottomley Enterprises started operations at the facility on Sept. 28.
Its construction will allow Bottomley to create