Litehouse Foods celebrates their grand opening in Danville, bringing160 jobs to the city

DANVILLE, Va (WDBJ)- Litehouse Foods celebrated the grand opening of their new warehouse on Tuesday, after buying out Sky Valley Foods.

The salad dressing company decided to bring their first east coast plant to Danville in May.

In addition to keeping all of the Sky Valley Food's employees on staff,
the company is bringing in one hundred and sixty new jobs.

Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones says the company's opening aligns with the city's goal of keeping young residents in the area.

"A couple of months ago people graduated college wondering about career decisions, bring companies in like this helps our younger people and young adults." said Mayor Jones.