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Monogram Foods adding 300 jobs in Henry County

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Monogram Food Solutions LLC is once again growing in Henry County. The company announced Wednesday a $30 million expansion of Monogram Snacks, a move that is expected to add 300 jobs.

This is the Memphis-based food manufacturer’s fourth expansion since coming to the county in 2009. The company will expand its product lines to accommodate new and expanding contracts. Virginia competed against six other states for the project.

Founded in 2004, Monogram Foods’ products include meat snacks, corn dogs, bacon and pet treats. Its brands include Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s and Trail’s Best. The company also provides co-packer and private label services. In addition to Virginia, it has facilities in Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Gov. Ralph 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 Foods is eligible to receive a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit, as well as state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
The company is also eligible for sales and use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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