Mondelēz invests $40m in Virginia biscuit factory

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Mondelēz to add new production line for Ritz Crackers
Mondelēz to add new production line for Ritz Crackers

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Mondelēz International is to expand its Nabisco biscuit plant in Henrico, Virginia.

The company will add a production line for Ritz Crackers and add 38,000 sq feet to the existing facility.

The Nabisco biscuit plant was opened in 1973 and currently employs nearly 500. It manufactures a variety of Nabisco crackers and cookies, including Ritz, Wheat Thins as well as Oreo and Chips Ahoy!

Cindy Waggoner, vice president, North America Integrated Supply Chain, Biscuits at Mondelēz, said:  “The bakery in Henrico County is geographically well-situated to support our East Coast business, and this investment is a part of our commitment to create a best-in-class integrated supply chain to support our business,”

Mondelēz will be supported by a $100,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program.

The company last year said​ that it was closing older subscale facilities and growing volume at selected plants and new build factories in a bid to increase its capacity by 25% within three years.

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