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Sportswear company moving to downtown Danville

A sportswear company plans to relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to downtown Danville.
/ Source: WSLS 10

A sportswear company plans to relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to downtown Danville. Batolii Sports announced Monday it would move its administrative offices and design divisions to the Professional Building at 753 Main St., according to a news release from Danville’s Office of Economic Development. The company, a division of Batolii Holding LLC, creates sports and active-wear clothing for the global market. Batolii specializes in serving Africa — mostly Ghana and Liberia — as world soccer increases demand for American-made uniforms and outfits. President and CEO Richard Robinson hopes to relocate key staff quickly and bring 30 employees onboard within three years, the news release stated. “Danville is a gem and we see so much potential here,” Robinson said in the release. Liz Sater, economic development projects coordinator for the city, said Robinson was attracted to Danville and came to Economic Development for help. “The CEO was looking at a building owned by someone in Danville and when he came here and rode around, he was captivated by the charm of our city,” Sater said. The Tobacco Commission offered $70,000 to Batolii in exchange for the creation of 30 new jobs and a capital investment of $1.5 million. Tobacco Commission member and Delegate Danny Marshall, R-Danville, cited Batolii’s move as another economic success story for the community. Robinson could not be reached for further comment Monday night