Harkness Screens International Ltd. announced on its website last week that it is opening a facility to manufacture cinema movie screens in an existing plant at EastPark Commerce Center off Cloverdale Road.

The Dublin, Ireland-based company is moving its manufacturing facility in Fredericksburg to the Botetourt County location because the company needs more room. It will open a new commercial and administration office in Fredericksburg, according to the announcement.

Harkness Screens is a world leader in screen technology and manufacturer of premium screens for cinemas and live events, the announcement said. The new state-of-the-art facility at EastPark will replace the existing plant in Fredericksburg and will start manufacturing Harkness’ leading screen technologies this fall, the announcement said.

Harkness was founded in 1929.

“The significant ingenuity and creativity that…

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