There was a time when the citizens of Cape Charles loved the concrete plant. In 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe came to Cape Charles and awarded Bayshore Concrete Products a $150,000 grant in return for creating 135 jobs.
Bayshore Concrete Products, at the time a subsidiary of Skanska USA and producer of quality precast concrete products, invested $4 million to expand its operation in the Town of Cape Charles. The company’s investment in harbor infrastructure improvements allowed Bayshore to precast larger concrete components and ship to customers for transportation and major infrastructure projects.
The support for the plant also came from local entities. In December the Town of Cape Charles provided Bayshore Concrete a “stimulus grant” that refunded machinery and tools taxes it would have paid on the infrastructure improvements.
The total tax relief package for Bayshore from the town and the county was over $200,000.
“The Town of Cape Charles is happy to participate in this project by providing a significant amount of funding as a local match to the grant,” said Dora Sullivan, Mayor of Cape Charles. “The Town Council and I are pleased with this initiative to grow the local economy and we look forward to additional opportunities to develop businesses that would benefit from our deepwater harbor on the Chesapeake Bay.”