Smithfield Foods is a U.S. based global food company and the world’s largest pork processor
1,500+ annual graduates in production related programs
1 in 8 Manufaturing Jobs in Hampton Roads are in Food & Beverage Processing
The Port of Virginia is a first-in, last-out port of call, with connectivity to 200+ countries around the world. Two class 1 railroads operate on the dock, facilitating the ease of transport throughout the region and the greater United States. The Port is highly experienced in handling refrigerated cargo offering six refrigerated warehouses with rail service directly from the terminals.
Hampton Roads is serviced by CSX and Norfolk Southern, providing easy access along the east coast and into the midwest, including a speedy 47 hour rail transit time to Chicago. Fully integrated with the Port of Virginia, these two rail lines have a cumulative 7 miles of track directly on-dock, which reach a grand total of 16 midwest and southeast inland points.
47% of the US population is within a one-day drive of the region. Major roadways that run through Hampton Roads include 64 and 1-95.
There is 3 million square feet of freezer and cooler space within a 20 minute drive of the Port of Virginia’s terminals.
|Industry Description||2019 Jobs|
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Bueau of Labor Statistics, EMSI Q2 2020 Dataset