DRS working to significantly increase number of full-time, sustainable jobs in southern Virginia.

DRS Imaging Services, LLC today announced that it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 7th to celebrate The HiGro Group LLC’s recent investment in DRS. DRS anticipates it will double the number of local families supported by the company’s Clarksville facility via 100 sustainable, full-time jobs over the next 12-24 months. The partnership of local and state business and community leaders will be a critical aspect of the strategy to make Clarksville – and the greater Mecklenberg County – a hub for DRS. This is the first step in growing DRS’ workforce, with plans for additional locations across the country.

In attendance at the event will be the Honorable Justin Fairfax, Lt. Governor of Virginia, who ran on a platform of supporting and expanding small businesses in Virginia. “Creating opportunity for all Virginians is a priority of our administration, and we are thrilled that DRS and HiGro are making a significant investment in the Clarksville community.”

DRS is one of the largest employers in greater Mecklenberg County and considers the investment in employees to also be a direct investment in the families of Clarksville. Cliff Newman, CEO of DRS, stated that “DRS has been a member of the business community in Southern Virginia for 15 years, and we attribute our longevity to the support of our customers and partnerships with local business and government leaders. We look forward to the continued growth of our relationships in the coming years.” Nick Jean-Baptiste, Co-Founder and Principal of HiGro, added that “HiGro partnered with DRS in order to grow more than our bottom line; we remain very proud of DRS’ history of affecting positive change for families. The Clarksville location is a prime example of empowering the community where DRS’ employees live and work.”

Local government officials are also expected to attend, including mayor Kevin Allgood, Charles Simmons – chair of Clarksville’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) - and members of the town council. For more information on the ceremony, please contact Marlissa Hudson, marlissa(at)redtentconsulting.com.

About DRS Imaging Services, LLC
Founded in 1964, DRS provides Business Process Outsourcing and Document Technologies Services solutions to clients across the corporate, education, government and healthcare verticals. DRS offers an array of technologies and services that include on-site revenue cycle management, image conversion and consulting. The Company manages a client roster of over 800 customers nationwide and a base of nearly 200 employees across 7 offices.

About The HiGro Group, LLC
Based in New York, The HiGro Group is a private equity investment firm focused on impact investing in the business and technology services sector. The HiGro Group is minority owned and controlled. The HiGro Group enlists its investor base of ultra high net worth individuals and family offices to structure and invests in traditional buy-outs of well-established companies with potential for high growth. For more information, please visit: www.higrogroup.com.

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