Virginia peanut company set to expand

Virginia peanut company set to expand
Peanuts (Source: Pixabay)

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A peanut company in southside Virginia is expanding operations.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Hubbard Peanut Company plans a new production and retail facility in Franklin.

The company plans to spend $1.6 million on the project and create 10 new jobs. Northam approved a $400,000 grant for the project.

The Hubbard Peanut company was founded in 1954 by Dot and H.J. Hubbard.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)