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Italian Coffee Roaster Plans $29M Expansion at US Plant

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Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is making a significant investment to expand its roasting facility in Suffolk, VA.

Italy-based coffee roaster and marketer Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is preparing to launch a $29.1 million to consolidate and expand its coffee roasting facility in Suffolk, VA, according to a release issued by Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week.

The facility is operated by the firm’s North American unit, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA). 79 new jobs will be created through the expansion.

“This business decision fits with our long-term strategic goals to continue to invest in Hampton Roads. Our proximity to major transit lanes and the Port of Virginia, one of the largest coffee ports in the country, further enhances our position and allows for continued growth, while adding to the economic vitality of the area,” MZB-USA president and chief executive officer John Boyle said in a statement.

MZB-USA produces the well-known coffee brands Hills Bros., Chock Full O’ Nuts, Segafredo Zanetti, Kauai Coffee, MJB, and Chase & Sanborn. The Suffolk, VA facility manufactures proprietary and private label coffee, tea, and drink mixes.

“Food and beverage processing is Virginia’s second-largest manufacturing sector and one of our fastest-growing industries, thanks to investments by MZB-USA,” Gov. Younkin said in the release.

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