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Firm Will Invest $2.3 Million to Establish New Milling Facility
July 9, 2019

M&M Milling, a contract processor specializing in grinding, sizing, and packaging agricultural materials, has announced that the firm will invest $2.3 million to establish a new milling facility in Isle of Wight County. The facility will purchase Virginia-grown shelled corn, grind it into fine flour to mix with other materials for use as a stabilizer, extender, and colorant in the glue used in the manufacture of plywood.

“M&M Milling is honored to have received support from Isle of Wight County and the Commonwealth of Virginia as we open our first East Coast operation to expand our scope,” said Holmes Morel, M&M Milling founder. “We hope it is only the beginning of a great relationship and impact on such a wonderful community and state.”

According to a statement released by Governor Ralph S. Northam’s office in response to the announcement, Governor Northam said, “The agriculture and forestry industries are part of this Commonwealth’s legacy in part because we offer businesses of all sizes the infrastructure, favorable operating costs, and skilled workers they need to grow and thrive. In choosing to locate their facility in Isle of Wight County, M&M Milling is bringing new jobs and economic vitality to rural Virginia while also generating market opportunities for our hardworking farmers.”

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Isle of Wight County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $50,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund to assist Isle of Wight County with the project. The company is also eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the state-funded Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP).

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