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Bowman Andros Products Expands Shenandoah County, Virginia, Operations

Bowman Andros Products, a global leader in fruit processing, frozen desserts, dairy, and confectionery products, will expand its operations in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

The new production facility, located at 10119 Old Valley Pike in Mt. Jackson, will be located adjacent to the company’s existing plant. Bowman Andros will also establish a research and development center.

“Bowman Andros has always been committed to its employees and to the Valley. Andros shares the same values worldwide. When this major investment project was initiated, the company had several location options. However, we wanted to be loyal to our great people and to the community by expanding here in Mount Jackson,” said Sylvain Dronet, CEO, Bowman Andros. “We know this project will be successful with their qualities, work ethic, and core values. We also feel welcomed and greatly supported by the state of Virginia and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. This is a key first milestone for a factory that will be a U.S. gold standard in our industry. We expect a lot of growth that should generate additional investments in manufacturing and activity in our beautiful Valley.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Shenandoah County to secure the project for Virginia. Former Governor Ralph Northam approved a performance-based grant of $400,000 from the Virginia Investment Performance Grant, an incentive that encourages continued capital investment by existing Virginia companies.

“By expanding its production and research and development, Bowman Andros will be able to diversify its product capabilities for a 21st-century economy,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “We are proud to have this innovative industry leader on the Commonwealth’s corporate roster and look forward to the continuation of a fruitful partnership.”

Andros Foods North America, a subsidiary of France-based Andros Food Products, is a leader in fruit processing, frozen desserts, dairy, and confectionery. In 2011, the company acquired Shenandoah County-based Bowman Apple Products.

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