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HP Hood to expand operation in Frederick County

Wednesday - 5/29/2013, 11:20am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dairy operator HP Hood is planning an expansion of its plant in Frederick County that will create 75 jobs.

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the expansion will increase the ultra-high temperature processing plant's capacity.

McDonnell says in a news release that HP Hood will invest $84.6 million in the expansion.

The expansion will increase the plant's workforce to 500 employees.

Lynnfield, Mass.-based HP Hood will receive at $1 million performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program for the expansion.

McDonnell also approved a $500,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to help Frederick County with the project.

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