Hampton Farms Invests $5.7M in Bulk Peanut Butter Line

October 4, 2018

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Hampton Farms Invests $5.7M in Bulk Peanut Butter Line
Hampton Farms is expanding its Franklin, VA peanut processing plant. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Nut processing and marketing firm Hampton Farms plans invest $5.735 million to install a new bulk peanut butter production line at its Franklin, VA processing plant, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a release Monday. 

Established in 1989 by Severn Peanut Company, Hampton Farms produces an array of nut-based products including honey roasts, nut butters, and all in-shell peanuts sold in Major League Baseball stadiums. The company is headquartered out of Severn, NC. 

“The new machinery and equipment, and additional production capacity will allow us to better service our customers and consumers,” Hampton Farms Chief Executive Officer and President Dallas Barnes said in a statement. 

When the project reaches completion, Hampton Farms will be able to fulfill orders from food manufacturing firms in an array of bulk packaging sizes from 5 lb pails to 1700 lb totes. 

In addition to the creation of 14 new jobs at the Franklin plant, Hampton Farms said it plans to boost its purchases of peanuts from local producers by 12 million lbs during the next three years.  

Hampton Farms opened the facility in Franklin in January 2018.

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