Coffee producer to create 800 jobs in Isle of Wight
- October 28, 2011
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. plans to establish a production and distribution facility in Isle of Wight County, creating as many as 800 jobs over the next five years.
The company is planning to purchase a 330,000-square-foot building in the Isle of Wight-owned Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park, where Green Mountain will house its coffee roasting, grinding, flavoring and packaging of its single-serve packs for the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing System.
The company plans to spend $180 million on the facility over the next five years, creating as many as 800 jobs.
“The Commonwealth of Virginia’s appealing business incentives and the work-force potential of Isle of Wight County’s robust local communities were critical factors in our new site selection,” Jon Wettstein, vice president, Supply Chain Operations of GMCR’s Specialty Coffee business unit, said in a statement. “We are extremely thankful for the support and cooperation we have received from local, county and state officials to make this new site a reality, and look forward to ongoing collaboration among those constituents as we finalize the project details.”
Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $4 million grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help Isle of Wight with the project.