Glass fabricator building new facility in Walthall


A rendering of Aldora's planned fabrication facility. COURTESY OF CHESTERFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTA rendering of Aldora's planned fabrication facility. COURTESY OF CHESTERFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A rendering of Aldora’s planned fabrication facility. COURTESY OF CHESTERFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A glass and aluminum systems fabricator, Aldora, announced plans last Wednesday to construct a new 81,000-square-foot plant in southeastern Chesterfield.

The full-service glass fabrication and distribution facility will be the company’s seventh location in the mid-Atlantic region but its first in Chesterfield. It will serve a 150-mile geographical radius, to include Richmond, Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Raleigh-Durham and Roanoke.

“This is a prime location for Aldora to enter this new market and become a supplier of choice. It will shorten their time of delivery in the entire region,” said Jim Holland, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Aldora expects to break ground within the next two months and anticipates being fully operational by spring 2022.

“This newest facility services an area that we believe is underserved by the market according to our preliminary research,” said the company’s CEO, Leon Silverstein. “Our model has been to add locations that will fit strategically into our current geographic coverage.”

Brown House Candle Company, a pour-your-own custom candle experience studio, has opened at 6131 Harbourside Centre Loop. In addition to single-scented, pre-poured candles, there are over 100 clean-burning fragrance oils customers can choose from to blend and create a custom, unique-to-you, hand-poured scented candle. The natural candles are made with soy wax, organic cotton wicks, and clean-burning, skin-safe scents. Additional products such as lotion, hand soap, sugar scrub, bath salt, aromatic spray and reed diffusers that can be scented with a custom fragrance blend are available as well.

Owner Terry Brown, right, in front of ribbon, celebrates the grand opening of Brown House Candle Company with staff and friends.Owner Terry Brown, right, in front of ribbon, celebrates the grand opening of Brown House Candle Company with staff and friends.

Owner Terry Brown, right, in front of ribbon, celebrates the grand opening of Brown House Candle Company with staff and friends.

Thomas Godon has joined the Chesterfield Observer as an advertising account executive. Most recently a lead sales associate for Virginia ABC, Godon is a Chesterfield native who attended Cosby High School. Godon received a marketing degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he specialized in product and brand marketing.

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