In October, XFS Global LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned business, purchased the assets of Creative Tent International and moved its manufacturing infrastructure from Las Vegas to Natural Bridge Station in Rockbridge County. The company has since leased 34,000 square feet in an industrial building on Douglas Way with plans to create employment opportunities in the community.
XFS is led by Jacob Furbee, president and CEO, who has announced the hiring of five new employees with more job openings on the horizon. The business produces tents designed for military and commercial applications, available in various sizes capable of housing a plane or command post. These shelters come equipped with HVAC systems, insulation, floors, and lights, with installation services available if needed.
Currently working on fulfilling orders for a Texas customer and defense subcontractor, Furbee brings his military experience to his role as he leads XFS Global LLC alongside vice president Paul Wilcox, also a Marine Corps veteran. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for December 6th to celebrate the company’s opening following its formation in September and asset purchase in October.