German manufacturer that processes brewers’ yeast into animal nutrition, biotechnology, and nutraceutical products, Leiber, will invest up to USD 20 million to establish its first U.S. operation in Innovation Village in Rockingham County, Virginia. The Leiber U.S. manufacturing facility will be completed in phases and successively increase its processing capabilities and range of products. Virginia successfully competed with four adjacent states for the project, which will create 35 new jobs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Leiber’s first U.S. operation to Virginia, again demonstrating that the Commonwealth is an ideal launch point for international manufacturers to enter the U.S. market,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin in a press release. “The company’s new facility in Rockingham County is in strategic proximity to the Shenandoah Valley’s robust beverage processing industry, and we are confident this new partnership is a recipe for success.”
“We evaluated various sites in five different states in the Northeast U.S. and found in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia a perfect mix of qualified workforce, proximity to customers and vendors, as well as strong and professional support from VEDP and Rockingham County,” said Christian Stork-Bohmann, director corporate development at Leiber.
“It has been a pleasure for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to work with Leiber and Rockingham County in bringing their project to fruition,” said Jay A. Langston, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. “Leiber’s announcement for their new feed supplement production facility strengthens Rockingham’s and Shenandoah Valley’s agricultural business environment through its international presence and its use of existing food and beverage producers.”
Leiber refines brewers’ yeast to produce innovative products for humans and animals.