Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative Inc. expanding in Rockingham County
The Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative Inc. said Wednesday it will invest almost $62 million over the next three years to build an 80,000-square-foot turkey processing facility in Hinton.
The move is expected to create six jobs and increase the co-op’s production by more than 45 percent. The company also plans to invest in its feed mill in Broadway and its grain elevator in Linville.
Virginia Poultry Growers formed in 2004. The co-op, made up of 165 member-growers, is the eighth-largest turkey processor in the United States and one of the largest suppliers of organic and antibiotic-free meat. The organization employs 565 people in the region.
The commonwealth competed against Pennsylvania for the project.