Monogram Foods to expand Virginia plant

by Erica Shaffer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Monogram Foods is the latest food company to announce expansion plans. The company commissioned a warehousing and distribution facility at its manufacturing plant in Martinsville, Va., at a cost of $7.2 million.

“We love the Martinsville workforce. They are hard workers who are committed to our goal of producing great products while emphasizing people safety and excellent customer service,” said Karl Schledwitz, chairman and CEO. “This will be our fourth expansion at the Martinsville facility since we acquired the plant in 2009. We are pleased that Monogram is positioned to create quality jobs in the state of Virginia.”

Funding for the facility is provided by a $200,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund with an additional $365,000 coming from The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. The company expects the project to add 101 new jobs at the plant.

The company previously announced a $36.5 million expansion at Martinsville. The warehouse and distribution facility is the second capital improvement project announced in six months.

Monogram Foods is a leading producer of meat snacks. Monogram Snacks Martinsville produces Wild Bill’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s, Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Team Realtree, Enjoy, Hickory’s Best and multiple co-packaging and private-label brand products.
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