Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Expansion of Historic Peanut Processor in the City of Suffolk

May 24, 2022

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million into its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk. Birdsong’s investment to refurbish and automate its production lines will make its Suffolk facility one of the most modern and efficient of the company’s five shelling plants that will stretch from Virginia to Texas. In addition to winning this competitive expansion project, Birdsong is committing to additional growing opportunities for Virginia peanut producers for many years to come.