• Image

    2017 RE3 Conference

    Philadelphia, Nov 1, 2017, Marriot Downtown
    The must-attend event of 2017 focused on…
  • Image

    2017 National Brownfields Conference

    Pittsburgh, Dec 5, 2017, David L. Lawrence Convention Center
    Please join us for the premier brownfields…

May 17, 2017

New Manufacturing Jobs Mark Virginia GM Redevelopment Plan

RACER Trust and idX Corp. have completed the sale and transfer of the former General Motors Fredericksburg Powertrain Plant property in Spotsylvania County, Va., near Fredericksburg.

The sale includes the 289,000 square-foot manufacturing building and approximately 77.1 acres. idX Corporation, founded in 1999 and headquartered in St. Louis, provides high-quality millwork, fixtures, décor and graphics to its customers, and offers manufacturing in all materials, including acrylic, glass, laminates, metal, upholstery, veneers, and wood. It will conduct manufacturing and warehouse operations in the former GM plant, located off Tidewater Trail. The company will invest financial and personal capital to prepare the building for reuse, and expects to create 150 jobs in the next three years.

The company said it hopes to begin operations in August, with full capabilities in place by later in the fall. “We could not be more excited for idX Corporation and the people of Spotsylvania County,” said Elliott P. Laws, of EPLET, LLC, administrative trustee of RACER Trust. “RACER’s mission is to maximize the reuse potential of our properties and to seek new investment and jobs for our communities. We are delighted that idX Corporation recognized the potential, the value and the opportunity in this property and wish the company continued success. Community leaders were as determined as we were to find new manufacturing jobs for this facility. We appreciate their partnership.”

“We are eager to begin the work of preparing the site for new manufacturing and to assemble what we know will be an excellent team in Spotsylvania County,” said Terry Schultz, CEO of idX Corporation. “Our company is growing worldwide, and this investment will position us to capture and service additional growth opportunities along the East Coast. We look forward to what we expect will be a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Spotsylvania County.”

“This is great news for Spotsylvania County. We’re thrilled to welcome idX Corporation to our community and eager to see the former GM plant spring back to life,” Spotsylvania County Administrator Mark B. Taylor said. “I thank Terry Schultz, Scott Stewart, and the whole idX team for their confidence in our community, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Commonwealth of Virginia for their support, and RACER Trust for working tirelessly to market the property for beneficial reuse and new manufacturing jobs. Patience and persistence were rewarded.”

Article tags: air quality, Community In-Power Development Association, Earthjustice, environmental advocacy, Environmental Protection Agency, low-income communities, pollution

A Mill(ion) Dollar Opportunity

The Bates of Maine Woolen Mill, a former industrial anchor in the city of Lewiston (pop.36, 500) in western Maine, has been transformed into a modern and bustling economic hub following years of city, state, federal, non-profit, private involvement and funding

Brownfield News  

Subscribe to Brownfield News

Industry and Association News delivered to your mailbox so you're in the know.
Your Name *
Company *
e-Mail *


More than 500 industry experts will come together November 1-3, 2017 in Philadelphia for the next important conference on remediation and redevelopment. It's the event you do not want to miss.

We would like to recognize and thank our Conference Sponsors for their generous support.

An industrial property in Southeast Michigan that was vital in the allied victory in World War II ...

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media presented their annual Brownie Awards in Toronto, Canada, November 29, 2016 at a special Awards Gala. . ...

Even if some are saying "speculating about the Trump presidency is a fool's errand," in terms of where President-elect Trump will come out on redevelopment, we should know a little more soon ...

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) was founded in 1915 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford.

The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT), or METRO Green Line, is comprised of an 11-mile light rail transit line that connects downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul.

The Renewal Awards selection process is supremely democratic, as any individual is eligible to submit an application.

Iowa City area housing leaders say one of the key obstacles standing between low-income families and an affordable…

The Fayetteville mayor and a city councilman chided city staff Monday night at a work session for not…

DuPont has agreed to pay a fine of $724,000 in settlement of Clean Air Act violations relating to…