Anheuser-Busch invests $20m in brewery
Anheuser-Busch announced a $20million investment at its Williamsburg Brewery as the company celebrates the facility’s 50th anniversary.
This investment is part of the brewer’s announcement made at the beginning of 2021 to invest $1 billion over two years in the company’s facilities to accelerate the nation’s recovery and drive economic prosperity in communities where it operates.
“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,” said Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch.
“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.”
Anheuser-Busch has created over 30 new jobs year-to-date in James City County. The recent hires, including brewery leadership and various team member roles, present an opportunity for the Williamsburg brewery to continue to modernise, innovate and pursue sustainability-related production. These new positions will bring the total number of employees at the brewery to 600.
The investment in the Williamsburg brewery is part of a larger investment spanning 26 states that is expanding Anheuser-Busch’s US operations, stimulating economies in communities across the country, and enabling sustainable innovations.
Anheuser-Busch owns and operates more than 120 facilities around the country and employs more than 19,000 hardworking people. The beer industry in the U.S. creates more than 2 million jobs and generates more than $330 billion in economic activity each year.