Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility in Virginia to be expanded with $30m investment
Meat processing news : US meat snacks giant Monogram Food Solutions is investing $30m to expand its Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility located in Martinsville, Virginia.
According to Virginia governor Ralph Northam, the Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility, which started operations in 2009, will be creating 300 jobs in the coming two years in what will be its fourth expansion.
In the latest project, the Monogram Snacks meat snacks plant will see its product lines expanded to accommodate new and expanding contracts.
Ralph Northam – Governor of Virginia, commenting on the Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility expansion, said: “When an industry-leader like Monogram Foods expands its operation four times in less than a decade, it is a powerful testament to Henry County’s skilled workforce, competitive operating costs, and infrastructure.
“Monogram has quickly become one of the region’s top employers and we are honored that the company has chosen to reinvest here, creating an additional 300 high-quality jobs in the Commonwealth. We congratulate Monogram on its remarkable growth, and are confident the company will continue to succeed in Southern Virginia.”
Based in Memphis, Monogram Foods operates meat snacks facilities across Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee, Indiana and Massachusetts.
The US meat snacks giant, which was formed in 2004 with the acquisition of King Cotton and Circle B brand meats from Sara Lee, manufactures a range of meat snacks, pre-cooked bacon, corn dogs, appetizers, smoked sausage, pet treats among other value-added meats.
Some of the brands of Monogram Foods are Wild Bill’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, O’Brien’s, Snapps and Bull’s, and also licensed brands like Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Team Realtree, Johnsonville and Butterball.
The US meat snacks giant is a leading co-packer and private label provider for strategic partners across the country.
Virginia governor Ralph Northam has approved a grant of $350,000 from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help Henry County with the Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility.
Monogram Foods is also eligible to get other state benefits for creating new jobs in the region.
Commenting on the Monogram Snacks meat snacks facility expansion, Karl Schledwitz – Monogram Food, said: “Since arriving in Virginia, Monogram has been received with open lines of communication and concrete pathways to success.
“This funding for our newest expansion is only the latest installment in a history of support. The abundant resources and opportunities available in Virginia and especially in Henry County continually bolster our business and further overall growth on all fronts.”
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