Increased Production and Purchase of Virginia Potatoes Planned by Route 11 Potato Chips in Shenandoah County, Va.: 3-18-15 News Release from Va. Governor’s Office

Following are the hyperlinked headline and an excerpt from the Virginia governor’s office’s Mar. 18, 2015, news release on increased production–bringing increased Virginia potato purchases–by Route 11 Potato Chips in Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah County).  (Other news releases from the governor’s office are available online at https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/news-releases/.)

Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Specialty Potato Chip Production Facility in Shenandoah County, 3/18/15.  Excerpt: “…Route 11 Potato Chips will expand its existing potato chip production facility in Shenandoah County.  The company will invest more than $1.2 million and create 13 jobs in Mount Jackson, while sourcing nearly half of its new potato and sweet potato purchases from Virginia agricultural producers.   The Commonwealth is partnering with Shenandoah County and Route 11 on this project through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund.  …Route 11 will install a second production line in its current facility to meet increased demand for its potato chips, particularly increased orders of its sweet potato chips, from major grocery chains and wholesale distributors.   The company sources chipping potatoes from Virginia and beyond, while sourcing 100% of their sweet potatoes from Virginia.”

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