RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Snack dip company Sabra is set to break ground on a new research and development facility in Chesterfield County.
The New York-based maker of refrigerated dips and spreads is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the new 20,000-square-foot Center of Excellence.
The company says the building with a culinary center, pilot plant and research facilities will help establish best practices from food science to product packaging. It also will lead agricultural initiatives with local universities.
In June, the maker of America's top-selling hummus brand announced a $28 million investment to build the R&D facility and expand its manufacturing plant that first opened in May 2010 to increase production capacity by 50 percent.
Sabra Dipping Co. is a U.S. and Canadian joint venture between Strauss Group and PepsiCo Inc.
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