WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Canon Virginia to Hire Up to 500 Over Next 4 Years

March 19, 2012

Canon Virginia plans to hire up to 500 workers over the next four years.

The company has rebounded in recent years after dropping to 1,300 workers in 2006. It now employs 2,000 workers.

Vice president Ron Briggs says an automated plant that manufactures laser cartridges for printers is one of main reasons for the company's resurgence. The Newport News plant opened in 2009.

Briggs tells The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/wOgzFS) that demand for laser cartridges has soared over the past 10 years.

Many of the new hires will work at the automated plant, which has three assembly lines. Briggs says seven lines are expected to be added over the new few years.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 143325066