MillerCoors expands Virginia operations

WASHINGTON — MillerCoors plans to invest $60 million in its Shenandoah production facility in exchange for a $500,000 performance-based grant from the state of Virginia.

MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, opened the state-of-the-art brewery in Elkton, Virginia, in 2007. The operation is one of eight brewing facilities MillerCoors has across the United States. As of 2015, the Shenandoah branch employed about 450 people and produces 8 million barrels of beer a year.

“Our Elkton facility has played a key role in allowing us to efficiently deliver high quality beer to Northeast markets,” said Jon Stern, director of media relations. “MillerCoors is proud to partner with Virginia on this expansion.”

The company produces Coors Light, Blue Moon Belgian White, Killian’s Irish Red, Keystone and Keystone Light.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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