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Stihl nearly doubles its space in Virginia Beach

Thursday - 2/16/2012, 3:49pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Power-tool manufacturer Stihl Inc. has purchased the former site of Lilian Vernon's former headquarters in Virginia Beach to make way for further expansion.

The Virginian-Pilot reports ( that the purchase gives Stihl an extra 850,000 square feet.

The German-owned company already occupies more than 1 million square feet in Virginia Beach.

Peter Mueller, Stihl's executive vice president of operations, told the newspaper that the company will use the former Lilian Vernon building for manufacturing, warehousing or both.

He says he doesn't know when Stihl would begin occupying the site or how many people would work there.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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