JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will help a beloved coffee company grow
Candice and Larry Hess Jr. founded River Roasters Coffee Co. in 2018 and the company has been growing rapidly in popularity. The small business in Southeast Ohio will construct a new building, invest in a commercial roaster, and build a commercial kitchen for food production. The new operation will enable the company to supply business customers such as restaurants, groceries, and other coffee shops in multiple states.
New manufacturing factory will be on the same property as its Pet Health Nutrition Center R&D operations
Royal Canin North America sought to establish additional capacity for dry pet food production. The company needed a strategic location close to its customers and raw material sources as well as a strong manufacturing support structure and access to quality talent. Royal Canin will expand in Lewisburg.
ALDI expands Ohio corporate office to accommodate demand for its products in markets across the U.S
Headquartered in Germany, ALDI is America’s fastest growing grocer, according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study. To meet the increased demand for its products across the U.S. and enter new markets, the company will grow its corporate office in central Ohio. The office primarily handles the company’s domestic real estate strategy for new markets as well as its existing store network.
Funding will support the company in building a new food processing facility
Circle M Farms Feed & Supply plans to construct a new food processing facility with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG). The JOIG is open to businesses located within distressed areas in Ohio or businesses with majority owners who are veterans, disabled or an underrepresented race or gender.
Funding helps company acquire new machinery and equipment
While many small businesses across the nation have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the female-owned Patter Fam Sauces has experienced ongoing growth. Support from the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant will allow the company to meet increased demand for its homemade products and services.
Scratch-made frozen food manufacturer grows its “ready-to-eat” food brands
Based in Hudson, Ohio, Arlington Valley Farms incorporates complete scratch cooking with high-volume bakery production. Sales of the convenience foods have been strong and the company’s Snack’n Waffles product line and patented S’wiches Crafted Sandwiches are popular. Arlington Valley Farms plans to launch several innovative, “ready-to-eat” frozen/packaged food brands at its Hudson production facility.
Planned $550 million investment to support long-term growth
Nestlé Purina PetCare will invest $550 million to build a new 1.2 million square-foot-facility in Williamsburg Township, Ohio, to meet increasing demand for its high-quality, nutritious pet foods. The factory will produce leading dry dog and cat food brands, including Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, and Dog Chow. Purina plans to employ more than 300 people at its new factory location by 2024.
Investment will better position company to support the expansion of business opportunities
Ohio-based Walnut Creek Foods — a leader in food distribution, manufacturing, retail and logistics — has been growing its own manufacturing and distribution network in recent years. In an effort to reach out-of-state business, the company will invest $1.7 million in a new 17,000-square-foot building addition at its Holmes County manufacturing and distribution facility.