Kraft Foods to invest $25m to expand Capri Sun beverages production
Kraft Foods Group is set to invest $25m to increase Capri Sun beverages production and deploy new packaging technology at its Winchester plant in Frederick County, Virginia.
Capri Sun is a ready-to-drink fruit and vegetable juice drink available in Fruit Punch, Berry and Apple flavors.
The company currently employs around 460 Virginians at its Frederick County operation, and the latest expansion is expected to add an additional 25 jobs.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Frederick County and the Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission to secure the project for Virginia.
Governor Bob McDonnell also approved a $250,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership (VIP) program.
Frederick County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Shickle said: "We are pleased that Kraft has continued to invest in our community and look forward to providing a business environment that ensures their continued success in Frederick County."
Kraft Foods Group's brands include Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Planters and JELL-O.
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