Seventy-five years to the day after Bove’s Café opened its doors on Pearl Street in Burlington, Lt. Governor Phil Scott joined members of the Bove family at the Italian restaurant as they announced plans to open a new 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Milton in 2016.
“The Bove family has deep roots in Vermont, and through the support of state and local officials, plus the community who’s stood with us since 1941, we are proud to be able to grow those roots here in Vermont,” said Mark Bove of Bove’s of Vermont. “This expansion means we can make our signature products locally, keep the employees who have been with us for years, as well as create new jobs so we can expand the Bove team.”
Bove’s makes premium pasta sauces, frozen meatballs and lasagna, available for sale around the country. This new facility will allow the Vermont-based company to bring all of its manufacturing back into the state, as well as offer factory tours.
“When a signature Vermont company makes a long-term investment in the state, it’s a win for all of us,” said Lt. Gov. Scott. “Not only does it create jobs and opportunities for the next generation, but it sends the message to the rest of the country that Vermont can be a great place to set up shop and grow a business. I’m grateful the Bove family was persistent enough to choose Vermont as the place to expand; their products are wonderful ambassadors of the Vermont brand – and now they’ll all be made in Vermont!”
For more information about Bove’s, visit www.boves.com.