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Homestead Creamery to invest $2.5 million to expand Franklin County production facility

Governor Youngkin announced Wednesday that the Homestead Creamery would be investing $2.5 million to renovate and expand its Franklin County Production facility.

According to Youngkin, the company will construct a new ice cream production room and install additional production and refrigeration equipment and freezers, in response to increased customer demand. The expansion will add two new jobs and purchase an additional 1.9 million of Virginia-produced cream over the next three years.

“On the heels of celebrating Virginia Dairy Month and Virginia Agriculture Week, today’s announcement of Homestead Creamery’s expansion and investment in Franklin County and in Virginia’s dairy industry is another example that Virginia is on the move. I’m grateful to Homestead Creamery for their investment into one of Virginia’s top milk-producing counties and for supporting the growth of Virginia’s dairy industry—the fourth largest commodity in the Commonwealth,” Governor Youngkin said.

“Gratitude fills our hearts as we extend our sincerest appreciation to the Governor’s Office, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and Franklin County, for their generous support of this project,” said Homestead Creamery, Inc. Controller Jesse Novak.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Franklin County to secure the expansion project for the Commonwealth, we’re told.

Governor Youngkin approved a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Facility Grant program. We’ve learned Franklin County will match this with local funds.


Source: WSLS News 10

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