Organic chicken company, Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO), plans to build a new 75,000-square-foot facility in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
According to Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, the facility will create 110 new jobs, while increasing SVO’s production capacity.
Headquartered in Shenandoah Valley, SVO is said to focus on protecting generational faming. Every product is reportedly traceable back to its nearly 70 family farm partners.
“Shenandoah Valley Organic is a homegrown Virginia company that has thrived in Harrisonburg since its founding in 2014,” said Governor Northam.
“As a leading agricultural region, the Shenandoah Valley is a natural fit for a business like SVO that partners with family farms, which remain the backbone of the local economy.”
Corwin Heatwole, CEO of Shenandoah Valley Organic, added: “We chose Harrisonburg to expand because this community and city is a big part of our success to date.
“Our production team and our farmers live here and come with tremendous experience in the poultry industry. We are fortunate to live in the beautiful valley, but are close to large east coast markets where organic poultry demand is high.”
In 2019, SVO secured $15 million in funding to expand its retail footprint and develop its Farmer Focus brand.
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