Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

Discussions on Economic Development in West Virginia and the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Italian Company Coming to Charleston

The Charleston Area Alliance is pleased to announce a new international business making their home in the Kanawha Valley. D.P.R., LLC, an Italian manufacturer of products used in the label industry will open their Charleston headquarters in June of 2007. The announcement was made public at the Annual Celebration of the Charleston Area Alliance on Tuesday night April 17, 2007.

The company chose West Virginia because of the relationship they created with the Charleston Area Alliance and because West Virginia is a state known for its support of small business according to Enrico Panzeri, President of D.P.R. LLC. “We believe we can make our business grow in Charleston.” D.P.R. fabricates products for the label industry such as re-winders, splitters, cutters and dispensers.

The flexographic print industry is a target market for the Alliance as it works toward the expansion and attraction of new jobs to the region. The strong academic programs in Print Management and Print Technology at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery are one primary reason for this focus.

“D.P.R. is a great addition to our business community and to the print industry growing in our region,” said Matthew Ballard, President of the Charleston Area Alliance. “Our-long term goal is to create an even stronger cluster of print industry businesses in the Valley which will complement each other, maximize profits, and create jobs.”
Picture from left to Right:
Andrew Dunlap, Economic Development Project Manager, Charleston Area Alliance
Enrico Panzeri, President, D.P.R. LLC,
Micheal Panzeri, D.P.R.
Luca Bortolon, D.P.R.
Matthew Ballard, President/CEO Charleston Area Alliance
At the Annual Celebration of the Charleston Area Alliance