MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A food manufacturer announced plans Wednesday to expand its existing presence in Henry County.
Monogram Food Solutions, a Memphis-based manufacturer of processed meats, is investing $30 million to expand its facility in the Henry County Patriot Centre Industrial Park.
The expansion will add 300 employees and bring the company's total workforce in Henry County to around 1,000, Governor Ralph Northam said during an announcement at the Henry County Administration Building Thursday.
Northam approved a $350,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Henry County with the project. The Governor also approved a $300,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program, an incentive available to existing companies.
“Monogram’s relationship with Henry County is one of mutual respect, teamwork, and vision,” said Henry County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Adams. “Today’s announcement reinforces this relationship for years to come, and we are beyond excited to have this chapter play out in Henry County.”
“Monogram Snacks has been a valuable corporate partner for Martinsville, Henry County and all of Southern Virginia,” said State Senator Bill Stanley. “The impressive growth over the years at their Martinsville location has provided hundreds of jobs for our region and I am pleased to see that growth continue with today's announcement. I wish Monogram the best with their latest expansion and thank them for their continued commitment to our region and its workforce.”
“I am excited to hear that Monogram Foods is thriving and will expand its operations in Henry County,” said Delegate Les Adams. “I applaud them for their investment not only in the region, but also in our increasingly qualified workforce.”
Northam said the expansion announced Wednesday is one of five the company has made since launching its Henry County operation in 2009.