In August, Monogram Meat Snacks announced the acquisition of Knauss Snack Meats housed in the Patriot Centre Industrial Park. Knauss has operated in Martinsville-Henry County for more than 5 years and had great success which positioned them for the sale to Monogram and their newfound growth potential.

Monogram had considered sites in several states before deciding on the Henry County facility, but Ches Jackson, President of Monogram Meat Snacks said, "It was a very easy decision at the end of the day to move to Martinsville-Henry County." He pointed to support from the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission, as well as the quality of employees at Knauss.