WILLIAMSBURG — Anheuser-Busch announced a $20 million investment at its Williamsburg Brewery Thursday, Sept. 29.
The company’s investment into the facility, which is nearing its 50th anniversary on Oct. 1, is part of the brewer’s 2021 announcement to “invest $1 billion over two years in the company’s facilities to accelerate the nation’s recovery and drive economic prosperity in the communities where it operates.”
The investment is part of a larger company-wide initiative that spans 26 states. The $20 million investment into the Williamsburg facility includes expanding the facility’s brewing capabilities, enhancing brewery process technologies, and facility renovations.
“Our planned $1 billion investment is about supporting our local communities by creating and sustaining jobs as our nation continues to navigate the economic recovery,” CEO of Anheuser-Busch Brend Whitworth stated in the announcement. “We’re proud to be celebrating five decades of brewing history in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and our Williamsburg Brewery plays an important role in producing high-quality products for our consumers to enjoy for years to come.”
The company said it has created over 30 new jobs year-to-date in James City County.
According to Anheuser-Busch, “the recent hires, including brewery leadership and various team member roles, present an opportunity for the Williamsburg brewery to continue to modernize, innovate and pursue sustainability-related production.”
The new positions bring the total number of employees at the brewery to 600.
For more details regarding job openings at Anheuser-Busch’s Williamsburg brewery, visit its official career website.