Organic herb nursery expanding in Rockingham County
An organic herb nursery headquartered in Rockingham County plans to grow its sales during the next couple of years.
Shenandoah Growers Inc. said Tuesday it will invest $8.7 million to increase production at its existing facility in Rockingham County and move its headquarters to a new, 78,000-square-foot space within the county. The project is expected to create 15 jobs.
The goal is for Shenandoah Growers Inc. to increase sales by an estimated $15 million over the next three years.
The company, which sells the Living Organic Herbs brand, will invest $2 million to move its headquarters to the new site, where it’ll create a finishing system. It will install a new greenhouse and other technology at its current facility to meet increased demand for its products from major grocery chains, according to a news release issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office.
McAuliffe approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) fund for the project, which is being matched by Rockingham County. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program also will provide funding and services to support Shenandoah Growers Inc.’s employee training.