Categories: Food & Agribusiness

Royal Canin U.S.A. Builds New Ohio Pet Food Facility

New manufacturing factory will be on the same property as its Pet Health Nutrition Center R&D operations
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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.

100-Year-Old Ballreich’s Snack Food Company Gets JobsOhio Inclusion Grant

Company will purchase new machinery and equipment with assistance
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Ballreich Snack Food Company will expand its 100-year-old business in Northwest Ohio and purchase new machinery and equipment with a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.

Germany-Based ALDI Expands in Ohio to Further Presence in U.S. Market

ALDI expands Ohio corporate office to accommodate demand for its products in markets across the U.S
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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.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Supports Circle M Farms Feed & Supply

Funding will support the company in building a new food processing facility
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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.

JobsOhio Inclusion Grant Boosts Patter Fam Sauces Ohio Expansion

Funding helps company acquire new machinery and equipment
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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.

Arlington Valley Farms Invests $4.9 Million to Expand in Ohio

Scratch-made frozen food manufacturer grows its “ready-to-eat” food brands
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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.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Will Build a New Factory in Ohio to Meet Growing Pet Food Demand

Planned $550 million investment to support long-term growth
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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.

Walnut Creek Foods Invests in New Ohio Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

Investment will better position company to support the expansion of business opportunities
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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.

General Mills Upgrades Large Ohio Manufacturing Facility to Improve Output

The plant, which specializes in making Totino’s products, is one of the largest frozen food manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
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General Mills is one of southeastern Ohio’s largest employers. Its Wellston facility is one of the largest frozen food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and specializes in making pizza snacks for its Totino’s brand. The company will invest millions of dollars into its Wellston plant, and add jobs to reach a total of nearly 900 full-time employees at the facility.

York Street Fresh Foods Plans to Invest in Ohio to Meet Demand for Ready-to-Eat Food

Joint venture combines benefits of location advantages, business climate and food expertise
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York Street Fresh Foods LLC is a joint venture between Caruso, Inc., an Ohio company, and New Jersey-based Lorenzo Food Group. Following an increase in demand for ready-to-eat foods as a result of COVID-19, the company is looking to expand. York Street Fresh Foods plans to invest in a new production facility in Sharonville, Ohio.