From Dynax America — Officials of Dynax America Corporation and Botetourt County broke ground today on an expansion that will nearly double the company’s current facility in EastPark in Botetourt County. The 144,000-square-foot expansion is part of a $32.62 million project announced in October 2014 that will add 75 jobs at an average wage of $40,683. Dynax America Corporation, which located in Botetourt County in 1995, has expanded several times and now has 580 employees to make it the county’s largest private employer. The company manufactures transmission parts. “Dynax America Corporation has enjoyed great success in Botetourt County, Virginia,” said Tatsuo Kuroda, president. “The support of the state and the county has been important. But our employees have played the most important role in the company’s success.” “The success of Dynax America Corporation in Botetourt County is the best endorsement of Botetourt County as a premier business location,” said Dr. Donald Scothorn, chairman of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. The contractor for the expansion is Branch and Associates. The project is expected to be completed by December 2015.