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Northumberland firm buys land, plans expansion for 450 jobs

September 29, 2021

The Union County Commissioners agreed to sell 43 acres at Great Stream Commons business park to a Northumberland County manufacturing firm with plans to build a new plant and create an estimated 400 to 450 jobs.

Commissioners Preston Boop, Jeff Reber and Stacy Richards voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a $1,800,000 offer from River Run Foods of Northumberland. Boop noted that River Run agreed to purchase at the county’s asking price.

Roger Hoffman, chief executive officer with River Run, said the company expects to break ground in the first week of September. He estimated the plant’s size at 300,000 square feet.

“We’re talking between 400 and 450 jobs,” Hoffman told the Board of Commissioners.

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