Monogram to invest $30m in snacks division

By Aidan Fortune

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Monogram invests $30m in snacks

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US-based manufacturer of value-added meats Monogram Food Solutions is to invest $30m to expand its snacks division in Virginia.

The company will use the money to expand the product lines at Monogram Snacks to accommodate new and expanding contracts, as well as creating 300 new jobs.

Monogram CEO Karl Schledwitz 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 instalment 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.”

Its range includes meat snacks, corn dogs, pre-cooked bacon, smoked sausage, appetisers, pet treats, and other value-added meats that are sold under Monogram Foods’ brands such as Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s, and Snapps, as well as licensed brands Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Johnsonville, Butterball and Team Realtree.

Monogram Foods is also a major co-packer and private-label provider for strategic partners throughout the nation.

State Governor Ralph Northam thanked the business for investing in Virginia. “Monogram has quickly become one of the region’s top employers and we are honoured 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.”

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball added: “Since opening its food manufacturing operation in Henry County in 2009, Monogram Foods has created nearly 600 jobs in the Commonwealth​. Southern Virginia offers a ready-to-work manufacturing talent pool, and Monogram’s decision to continue reinvesting underscores the strength of the region’s workforce. We are proud to have Monogram Foods on our corporate roster, and look forward to the company’s next chapter in Henry County.”


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