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Virginia: Hershey Company to create 110 new jobs in Augusta County

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 1, 2020
The Hershey Company will invest $135 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

KEY POINTS
  • Hershey has approximately 16,500 employees around the world
  • The company has more than 80 brands that drive $8 billion in revenues
  • Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, Inc. has operated in Augusta County for more than 30 years

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The company will increase production capacity at its existing facility in Stuarts Draft by 90,000 square feet and create 110 new jobs.

Topics: Virginia Hershey jobs

The Hershey Company, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019, is the leading North American chocolate producer and global snacks company and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Hershey has approximately 16,500 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands that drive $8 billion in annual revenues, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, IceBreakers, SkinnyPop and Pirate’s Booty.

Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, Inc. has operated in Augusta County for more than 30 years and employs more than 1,000 people. The Virginia facility is the company’s second-largest plant in the United States. In May 2019, Governor Northam joined Hershey to announce a $104 million investment and 65 new jobs to expand production capacity at the company’s Augusta County operation.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Augusta County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $1.1 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Augusta County with the project.

The Governor also approved a performance-based grant of $500,000 from the Virginia Investment Performance (VIP) program, an incentive that encourages capital investment by existing Virginia companies. Funding and services to support Hershey’s job creation will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.


 

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