Seasonings and stock manufacturer Ariake will expand Harrisonburg operations
Ariake USA Inc., a manufacturer of stocks, bases and seasonings for the food industry, will invest $17 million to expand its manufacturing operation by 20,000 square feet.
The project is expected to create 22 jobs.
Virginia successfully competed against Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the project.
Ariake’s products include bouillon, consommé, sauce bases, noodle soups and snack seasonings. Ariake’s global network includes eight facilities located in Belgium, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the U.S.
The company is headquartered in Harrisonburg, where it opened its production facility in 1990. The company owns a 34-acre campus in Harrisonburg and has expanded its facility several times over the past 27 years. The company currently has 90 employees in the city.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $75,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund.
“Ariake U.S.A. values our established relationships in the vibrant Harrisonburg area business community including the proximity to raw materials from the local poultry plants. We wish to recognize our dedicated, hard-working employees who have contributed so much to the success and growth of the company,” Atsushi Moribayashi, Ariake’s director of production, said in a statement.