The Hershey Company to Invest $ 135M, Create 110 New Jobs in Augusta County

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Hershey Company will invest $ 135 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County. The company will increase production capacity at its existing facility in Stuarts Draft by 90,000 square feet and create 110 new jobs.

Flowers Foods to Invest $ 25M, Transform Bakery Into Organic Facility in City of Lynchburg

“Flowers Foods’ bakery is an institution in Lynchburg,” said Governor Northam. “Focusing the bakery on the growing market for organic food will help secure its future in Virginia.”

Wegmans Announces Plans to Locate Distribution Campus in Hanover County, Creating 700 New Jobs

Located along Sliding Hill and Ashcake Roads in Ashland, Virginia, the new campus will allow the company to expand its distribution network on the East Coast and accommodate its growing retail footprint.

Litehouse to Invest $ 46M in First East Coast Production Facility

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Litehouse, Inc., a leader in refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze dried herbs, and other innovative consumer packaged goods, will invest $46 million to acquire and expand Sky Valley Foods and establish its first East Coast production facility in the City of Danville. The company will retain the Sky Valley Foods employees and create an additional 160 new jobs over the next five years. Virginia successfully competed with Utah and South Carolina for the project.