DanoneWave Announces $60M Investment In Virginia Manufacturing Hub

DanoneWave Announces $60M Investment In Virginia Manufacturing Hub.

Area Development Magazine (10/18) reports that DanoneWave, a “newly combined business unit of the US dairy operation of global food company Danone and legacy WhiteWave Foods,” has announced that it “will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Mt. Crawford, Virginia.” The project “is expected to create up to 49 new jobs.” As part of the investment, DanoneWave “will add new production capacity and expand its warehouse at the Rockingham County facility.” Area Development Magazine quotes Chief Supply Chain Officer Dan Poland saying, “Our success as a business is integrally linked to the ecosystem in which we operate and we are grateful to Virginia, the Governor, his extended team, and everyone in Rockingham County for being so encouraging and for providing such a productive environment.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAulliffe (D) said, “The Shenandoah Valley has emerged as a hub in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, and growing this critical sector is an important part of our efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”