Virginia Produce Co. Inc. plans to expand its produce wholesale facility in Carroll County.
The family-owned company will nearly double production of over-wrapped produce over the next three years and will purchase an additional $6.3 million in Virginia-grown agriculture products, according to a news release.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Carroll County and Virginia Produce to secure the project.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, which Carroll will match with local funds, according to the release.
The project is receiving additional assistance through the Tobacco Commission’s Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund.
“We are pleased to again be expanding our business operations in Carroll County,” Moir Beamer, Virginia Produce president, said in the release. “Not only will this allow us to better serve our customers, we are creating important new market opportunities for our Virginia producers. We appreciate the continued assistance we have received from the Commonwealth, Carroll County and the Tobacco Commission.”