German manufacturer selects the Shenandoah Valley for first U.S. operation

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced yesterday that Leiber, an international yeast products manufacturer, will open their first United States based operation in Rockingham County’s Innovation Village.

The manufacturer will invest $20 million to establish the facility which will create 35 jobs.

Governor Youngkin said, “We are thrilled to welcome Leiber’s first U.S. operation to Virginia… The company’s new facility in Rockingham County is in strategic proximity to the Shenandoah Valley’s robust beverage processing industry, and we are confident this new partnership is a recipe for success.”

Leiber refines brewers’ yeast to produce innovative products for humans and animals.

They also work with breweries worldwide to offload brewers’ yeast for upcycling in more than 65 countries.

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Fun Fact April 27, 2021.

Tool time Tuesday and today we’re grinding, on an angle.  My oldest son, Mason, was fabricating a spare tire mount for his truck over the weekend and one of the tools he was using was an angle grinder.  The angle grinder was invented in 1954 by a German company called Ackermann-Schmitt.  The angle grinder can be powered by electricity, compressed air or even battery.  It was originally developed as a grinder using abrasive discs, but soon other types of discs were developed to widen the possible uses of the tool.  Today you can get discs for cutting, polishing, grinding, sanding and cleaning.  With so many attachments, the angle grinder is a must have in any shop, especially those that work with metal.