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Food processors in the region enjoy access to the huge Atlantic market.

Monogram Food Solutions

www.monogramfoods.com

Headquarters: Memphis, TN

Product: Processed meat products, including jerky and sausage

Employment: 550

Facility Size: 86,000 s.f.

Union State: none

A History of Growth in Martinsville: Monogram Food Solutions came to Martinsville in 2009 through an acquisition of Knauss of American Food Groups and their respective product lines. With $8 million in upgrades, Monogram started operations with about 135 workers. Business grew even during the recession. In 2013 Monogram continued to invest. A significant-sized new customer was the driver behind this expansion. This time another $1.2 million dollars of capital investment and the addition of 100 new jobs, expands their their employment to well over 500. In December 2014, Monogram announced another $36 million expansion, and adding 150 more workers to increase production.

People want to work in food processing in Martinsville and Henry County. When the most recent plant expansion announcement was made, about 100 people were already waiting in line before the job fair opened.