MIDLAND, VA. — Food processing machinery provider Ross Industries Inc. announced a $7.5 million expansion of its Virginia production facility. The company looks to increase its product assembly capacity for its line of packaging, slicing, chilling/freezing, and tenderizing machinery with the new 24,000-square-foot facility.

“This state-of-the-art facility represents a significant leap forward for Ross and a testament to our commitment to innovation in quality food manufacturing equipment,” said Jamie Usrey, president of Ross Industries. “With the addition of this facility, we are proud to create 24 new job opportunities for skilled professionals, contributing to the economic prosperity of the region.”

Located next to Ross Industries’ existing building, the new assembly hall will increase the company’s total footprint to over 100,000 square feet of operations, engineering and manufacturing space.

Ross Industries also recently invested in next-generation fabrication and manufacturing technologies, including a waterjet cutting facility, laser press brakes, a robotic welding station and a fully automated line for tenderizer blade manufacturing.

“Ross Industries’ decision to reinvest in Fauquier County secures its important community presence for another 50 years to come and demonstrates how Virginia is capturing growth in the rebounding manufacturing sector,” said Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Robotic technology is the future of the industry, and I’m proud that the Commonwealth is part of that trajectory.”