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Hummus maker expands, adds jobs in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Hummus manufacturer Sabra Dipping Company will invest an additional $86 million in Chesterfield County, according to a statement from Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s office. Sabra announced it will add 140 new jobs over the next several years.

“Today’s expansion brings the total jobs announced for the Chesterfield operation to nearly 500. We are honored to host the top-selling hummus brand in the country as it continues to accelerate in the growing food industry.” the governor said in a statement.

“Our growth within Chesterfield specifically speaks to the relationships we have developed within the community and the wonderful environment the state has fostered for growing businesses, ” Ronen Zohar, CEO of Sabra Dipping Company, said in a statement.

Today’s groundbreaking marked the initiation of the next phase of expansion expected to be completed by mid 2014.

In 2012, the company announced an enhancement to the facility and plans for the Center of Excellence, that included the addition of two new lines, a packaging automation system, water waste systems and other plant improvements.

“We are very proud that these products are made in Chesterfield County and very thankful to Sabra for their continued investment and job creation.” said Dorothy Jaeckle, chair of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.