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Popular hummus maker to bring 140 jobs to Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

More jobs are coming to Chesterfield thanks to a popular hummus maker.

Governor Bob McDonnell announced the $86 million investment Tuesday at Sabra's new research facility. The Chesterfield plant will expand and help create 140 more jobs over the next several years.

Sabra first opened its hummus manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County in May 2010. An enhancement opened Tuesday includes two new lines, a packaging automation system, water waste systems and other plant improvements.

"Sabra Dipping Company has been a tremendous corporate partner to Virginia since establishing its state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County in 2010," said Governor McDonnell. "Today's expansion brings the total jobs announced for the Chesterfield operation to nearly 500."

"We are so proud to continue to call Chesterfield County home," said Ronen Zohar, CEO of Sabra Dipping Company. "Sabra's newest expansion underscores the fact that Virginia (and the rest of the country) is for hummus lovers"

The groundbreaking Tuesday is the beginning of the expansion. Completion is expected in mid-2014.

Governor McDonnell approved a $350,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Chesterfield County with the project and a $500,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program.

NBC12 will post details on how to apply for one of the new jobs on our business page, as information becomes available. 

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