Green Mountain Coffee to build facility in Virginia
Oct. 28, 2011
WATERBURY, VT. — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has agreed to buy a 330,000-square-foot building on a 64-acre lot in Isle of Wright county, Va., for a new manufacturing and distribution facility. The purchase is for $15 million with plans to invest another $180 million during the first five years of operations.
“As our business continues to see steady growth, supported by the addition of new mass-appeal brands to the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing System, ensuring expanded portion pack production capacity is essential to our success,” said Scott McCreary, president of the Specialty Coffee business unit at G.M.C.R. “Isle of Wright County offers a diverse and talented employee base as well as a multitude of geographic and economic benefits, making it a great location for our new facility.”
The facility will have coffee roasting, grinding, flavoring and packaging for G.M.C.R.’s Specialty Coffee business unit. The company expects it will have as many as 800 employees at the new facility within five years.