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Henrico welcomes Dutch developer at opening of first U.S. storage facility

March 27, 2024


Global crane component manufacturer Ropeblock is 75th international business to invest in the locality

HENRICO, VIRGINIA, – Henrico is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Ropeblock’s first ever U.S. based facility, located at 2115 Westmoreland Street.

With an international reputation for excellence, Ropeblock’s hardware solutions are integral components in crane systems worldwide, ensuring reliability and performance in lifting and rigging applications. The new 12,000 square-foot-facility in Henrico will serve as a pivotal hub for storing the company’s premium products, which are destined for crane manufacturing companies across the United States.

The investment of $100,000 in the Henrico facility reflects Ropeblock’s dedication to expanding its global operations while fostering economic growth and development in the local community.

“We are thrilled Ropeblock selected Henrico for its first U.S. location,” said Daniel J. Schmitt, Brookland District Supervisor. “Locating their distribution operation in Henrico’s flourishing Westwood Area with its prime interstate access will allow Ropeblock to quickly receive and ship products to their U.S. customers. We warmly welcome Ropeblock to Henrico, and we wish them much success as they join Henrico’s expanding family of international companies that enjoy our distinctly advantageous mid-Atlantic location.”

“We are pleased to announce the official opening of our new office and warehouse facility located in Henrico County, part of Metropolitan Richmond, Virginia,” said Ron Kammeijer, Ropeblock’s Commercial Manager. “This momentous occasion signifies an important milestone for our company as we expand our operations to better serve our valued customers and partners.”

Ropeblock joins 74 additional international companies that have made a home in Henrico, recognized as the second-best place in the world for Transport and Warehousing strategy by fDi Intelligence. The strategic location of the new facility aligns with the company’s mission to optimize logistics and streamline distribution channels, ensuring prompt delivery of its world-class products to clients worldwide.


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