Monogram Foods expanding again in Henry County
Memphis, Tenn.-based Monogram Foods is expanding for the fourth time in Henry County since coming to the area in 2009.
The food products company said Monday it will invest $7.2 million to establish a warehousing and logistics operation in the Southern Virginia county. The project is expected to create 101 jobs.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $200,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund for the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission also approved $370,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds.
The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide funding and services for the company’s employee training activities.
Monogram Meat Snacks, a division of Monogram Food Solutions, is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of meat snacks, including jerky, meat and cheese snacks, kippered beef sticks and pickled sausages.
Its brands include Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s and licensed brands such as Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Johnsonville and Butterball. Monogram Food Solutions also makes private-label meat snacks, smoked meats, corn dogs and precooked bacon.
In addition to the Virginia plant, Monogram has facilities in Minnesota, Indiana, Texas and Iowa.