Evermade Foods

Evermade Foods, a food manufacturing company based in Warrenton, announced Monday it will invest $110,000 to expand its business in Fauquier County, according to a news release from Gov. Glenn Youngkin's office. 

The investment will help increase its manufacturing capacity at its main facility along Kennedy Road in Vint Hill and create 46 new jobs, the release stated. 

The company first opened its doors in Fauquier in April 2022. Since then, Evermade has invested $1.7 million in building upgrades and machinery and tools to its USDA-and FDA-compliant, 12,000 plus square-foot commercial kitchen, packaging line and warehouse.

Rachelle Slotnick, CEO and founder of Evermade Foods, said the company's decision to locate in Fauquier was a "logical choice" because of the multitude of economic incentives the county provided, including support from local and state entities. 

“We chose Fauquier County due to development opportunities and availability of new commercial space," she said. "Virginia has provided us with a stable workforce, excellent transportation for receiving and distribution of products throughout the mid-Atlantic, and a great relationship with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Fauquier County."

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Fauquier to secure the project for Virginia.

According to the release, the state entity plans to support Evermade’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) – a state-funded entity that provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. 

 “When we decided to expand our footprint with a new company, Virginia was a logical choice for us, as we already had experience dealing with local and state entities,” Slotnick said.

Youngkin touted his administration's goal of fostering 10,000 new startup businesses in the commonwealth and noted Evermade's expansion is helping to reach that objective.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the rapid growth of Evermade Foods, an exemplary Virginia start-up that is making a name for itself in the Commonwealth’s thriving food and beverage processing industry,” Youngkin said. “We look forward to supporting the company’s continued success in Fauquier County.”

Chair of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, Rick Gerhardt, said in the release the board was grateful to Evermade for making the investment in the county and to the state for helping to facilitate the company's expansion. 

“Food production is one of our target business sectors, as we recognize the importance of the agricultural community and the jobs and tax revenue that companies like Evermade create for our citizens," Gerhardt said. 

(1) comment

Jeff Allen

It would have been nice to have a description of what products that Evermade produced. Glad they are making Fauquier County home, yet I'd never heard of them before.

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