DanoneWave invests $60mn in plant-based beverage facility
DanoneWave has announced that it will spend up to US$60nm to expand its plant-based beverage production facility and warehouse in Mt, Crawford, Virginia.
The expansion of the facility is expected to add 49 jobs to the plant, which currently has more than 500 employees.
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The move comes six months after Danone completed the acquisition of organic producer Whitewave, to form the newly combined business unit DanoneWave.
DanoneWave, which markets itself as a “public benefit corporation,” primarily manufactures better-for-you dairy products and plant-based alternatives using sustainable agriculture methods.
The facility, based in Mount Crawford, Virginia, was previously used to make WhiteWave-owned brands such as Silk plant-based food and beverages, Horizon Organic, International Delight and Land O’Lakes products.
“With the support of our employees, business partners and the community at large, including the Commonwealth [of Virginia], we are able to provide better-for-you food and beverage choices,” said Dan Poland, chief supply chain officer for DanoneWave.