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McAuliffe announces new milk facility

FILE - In this July 26, 2016 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waves on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE - In this July 26, 2016 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waves on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - One of the largest family owned dairy producers in the country will spend more than $40 million to expand its milk manufacturing operation in August County.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Shamrock Farms is also planning to boost its purchase of Virginia milk. The expansion will create 70 new jobs, the governor's office said.

The company will receive two $400,000 grants as well as other tax exemptions and state incentives.

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