Sumitomo Machinery Investing $10 Million In Chesapeake Headquarters Expansion


By Veronica Garabelli

Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America (SMA) is investing $10 million to expand its Chesapeake headquarters. The project will create 26 jobs.

The company also is moving its Suffolk operation to Chesapeake, which will result in the transfer of 20 jobs.

SMA makes power transmission components. It is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of machinery in Japan.

SMA plans to add 100,000 square feet to its Chesapeake headquarters, where it now employs 220 people. The 250,000-square-foot headquarters at the Cavalier Industrial Park serves as the company’s main manufacturing plant for North and South America.


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