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PRESS RELEASE – Hermle Wins Award for Investing in Local Community

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  
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10/5/2018          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Hermle Contact: Micah Morrill                 Amherst EDA Contact: Victoria Hanson, Director               

 434.946.7751                                            434.946.5200 


Amherst, VA: Hermle North America, a long-standing clock manufacturer in Amherst, Virginia since 1977, is expanding its operations into furniture production and was recently honored by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance for its recent investment and continued dedication to the Lynchburg Region.


Hermle has expanded its operations with a newly launched line, 1922 Commercial Furniture Company, which builds and manufactures custom hospitality furniture. The expansion includes a variety of improvements to the factory building, significant updates and changes to the technology and manufacturing processes throughout the factory, a focus on social and environmental sustainability, and the addition of seven new employees with the intention to hire more in 2019. With this new endeavor  Hermle foresees continued company growth. 


“Hermle is an important business in Amherst County and we applaud their new investment in 1922 Commercial Furniture,” said Victoria Hanson, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority of Amherst County. “Hermle is yet another business that has found Amherst County as a place they can grow, diversify and expand their company.” 


Leading figures of the Lynchburg Region’s manufacturing companies gathered Oct. 2 at the 2nd annual Salute to Manufacturing breakfast held in the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance office in Downtown Lynchburg to recognize a variety of regional manufacturers who continue to invest in the local community both through revenue and employment.


The award went to what the judges deemed to be the best representation of continued growth and investment from the area’s manufacturing companies. The judges were looking for companies that demonstrated a true commitment to a long-term, sustainable business model that delivered real, measurable social, governmental, and/or environmental benefits throughout the Region.


About Hermle North America

Hermle North America, a branch of the Hermle Clock Company based in Gosheim, Germany, manufactures beautifully handcrafted wooden clock cases and distributes their products through a variety of prominent vendors and retailers across the country from its factory in Amherst, Virginia.

Hermle North America celebrated its 40th year of manufacturing in the United States in 2017. For more information about Hermle North America and its products, visit




About 1922 Commercial Furniture Co.

1922 Commercial Furniture Co. was created as a sub-group of the clock manufacturing company, Hermle North America. Paying homage to the clock company’s founding in 1922, the company has become known for its superior manufacturing quality throughout the hospitality and commercial furnishings industry. Since its launch in the Fall of 2016, 1922 Commercial has seen rapid growth to the Hermle North America factory through the addition of many new employees, significant upgrades to the factory’s manufacturing equipment and facilities, and its renewed focus on environmentally and socially sustainable growth. For more information about 1922 Commercial, visit


Victoria Hanson

Executive Director

Economic Development Authority of Amherst County

434.946.5200 (Office)

434.260.4497 (Cell)



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