By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Officials said the Variform Inc. vinyl siding plant confirmed its commitment to the Eastern Panhandle Friday by purchasing the building from the state.
When the company moved to Martinsburg 10 years ago, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority purchased the property off Charles Town Road where the factory is located and then leased it back to Variform, officials said.
Now Variform has exercised an option to purchase the plant from the state for $2.7 million.
Gov. Cecil Underwood and other officials came to the plant Friday to congratulate the company on its purchase. Underwood said the company's decision to purchase the factory shows they are "happy with what they've found here."