J&J Truck Sales on U.S. 29 in Chatham plans to invest $5.2 million for a new facility and add 27 jobs.

The company, which sells and rents trucks and construction equipment, will have a new 45,000-square-foot facility next to its existing operation at 11453 U.S. 29 in Chatham, Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a news release Monday.

The move will increase its equipment repair, refurbishment and fabrication capacity to better serve the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast construction markets, a news release from the governor’s office said.

“This expansion by J&J Truck Sales reaffirms its continued confidence in Pittsylvania County and our commonwealth,” Northam said in a prepared statement. “Well-established companies choosing to reinvest and create new jobs is what helps communities like Chatham flourish.”

Virginia competed with South Carolina for the project.

Based in Chatham, J&J Truck Sales, Inc. is a dealer in used dump trucks and a construction equipment sales and rental firm.

The company also buys, refurbishes and rents equipment for the construction, industrial, agricultural and excavating industries.

J&J Truck Sales specializes in heavy duty trucks, including service, mechanic, tank, utility, and bucket trucks, and all types of dirt-moving and aerial construction equipment.