FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A peanut company in southside Virginia is expanding operations.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Hubbard Peanut Company plans a new production and retail facility in Franklin.

The company plans to spend $1.6 million on the project and create 10 new jobs. Northam approved a $400,000 grant for the project.

The Hubbard Peanut company was founded in 1954 by Dot and H.J. Hubbard.

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