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Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative to invest $62 in Hinton

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Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative will invest almost $62 million over the next three years to construct a new 80,000 square foot turkey processing facility in Hinton, Virginia.

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The expansion will be supported by additional investment in the company’s feed mill in Broadway and its grain elevator in Linville.

The Cooperative, which consists of 165 member-growers, will create six new jobs and increase production by more than forty-five percent. Virginia successfully competed against Pennsylvania for the project.

Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative, Inc., formed in 2004, is the 8th largest turkey processor in the United States and one of the largest suppliers of organic and antibiotic-free meat.

Over the past decade, the Cooperative has expanded significantly now employing nearly 565 people in the region. The company already has a significant impact on local member-growers and grain producers through its purchasing and processing of seven million turkeys per year.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) worked with Rockingham County to secure this project for Virginia.

Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $500,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership (VIP) program, an incentive available to existing companies, to assist Rockingham with the project.

The company will also receive a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, administered by VDACS.

Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. Rockingham County has committed up to $250,000 in matching funds over the life of the project.

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