HILLSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Produce Company plans to expand its operation in Hillsville and buy an additional $12 million worth of produce from farms in the state.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that 75 disabled local residents will be hired for 50 full-time equivalent packing line positions through a partnership with the Mount Rogers Industrial and Development Center. Another 25 full-time positions also will be filled.
Virginia Produce plans to invest more than $2.5 million in capital improvements.
The family-owned produce wholesaler company sorts, processes, packages, and distributes tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn and other Virginia-grown produce.
McDonnell approved a $200,000 matching grant from the Governor's AFID Fund for the project.
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