Ohio’s workforce drives the success of the company behind many of America’s most beloved names in food
One of North America’s leading branded food companies, Conagra Brands (Healthy Choice®, Duncan Hines®, Marie Callender’s®, Slim Jim® and more) has announced plans to expand its northwest Ohio manufacturing facility. The company credits the plant’s current workforce as one of the key reasons for Conagra’s decision to expand.
Ohio’s reliable workforce convinces poultry processor to expand in state
Case Farms signed a contract with a new customer who has seen major growth, and is re-tooling an existing Ohio plant. Building an addition to its processing area and adding a large new storage freezer will meet the needs of Case Farms’ specific customer.
The company is investing approximately $225 million at its soybean crush and refined oils facility
Cargill’s current plant in Sidney serves as a vital link between soybean farmers in the region and consumers both nearby and around the globe. By expanding this plant, it will better serve area farmers and help the company meet growing demand for protein and refined oils.
Renovation and expansion includes improved freshness, productivity and capacity
Phillips Meat Processing is renovating and expanding its current facility in to include a freezer, blast chiller and smoker room, as well as more capacity for production. This growth is due in large part to requests from major food retailer and customer, Kroger, which wants more products to sell in stores.
McLane Company Inc. is a leading supply chain provider in food service and groceries for convenient stores, markets, merchants and restaurants in the United States. Following an announcement in February 2016 to open a highly-automated facility in Findlay, McLane Co. cuts the ribbon on its newest location which will employ over 400 skilled positions.
Nestlé USA relocates 300 jobs from California to Solon, Ohio. This move strategically places more operations closer to its factories. Technical, production and supply chain roles add $41 million in new payroll and will join the existing 2,000 employees at the Northeast Ohio campus.
$31 Million Investment Expands Dublin Product Testing Lab
Nestlé is upgrading its Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio. The company invests $31 million to add a 32,000-square-foot microbiology lab, and an additional $10 million worth of testing equipment. This boost makes the R&D center the company’s most sophisticated center yet and it will help Nestlé achieve its goal of becoming a world leader in customer health.