Seven Hills Food processing Virginia meats for Virginians
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Seven Hills Food celebrated the grand opening of its 40,000-square-foot meat processing plant in Lynchburg. The workforce of 15 is expected to grow to 45 as the plant’s production increases.
The Seven Hills Food plant will process Virginia meats for Virginians exclusively. As the largest meat processing facility in the state, it opens options for state farmers.
Seven Hills Food will distribute and help market beef, pork, lamb and goat meat, making custom packaging for Virginia farmers and wholesale orders for grocery stores, butcher shops and restaurants.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended the ceremony, and used the event to announce five new Virginia Enterprise Zone designations, including one for Lynchburg. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development administers the VEZ program, which supports job creation and private investment by providing state and local incentives such as the Job Creation Grant and the Real Property Investment Grant to qualified businesses and investors in enterprise zones.