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

Thu Jan 07 2021
Ballreich's Chips line worker

Company Name: Ballreich Snack Food Company
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Ballreich’s Potato Chips is a snack foods company that was started in 1920 by Fred and Ethel Ballreich. Today, its products include the classic “marcelled” chips in a variety of flavors, pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips and potato sticks which are distributed to customers throughout Ohio, lower Michigan, and eastern Indiana.
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Project Summary:

  • About program: The JOIG provides financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
  • Support amount: $25,000

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Location: Tiffin
  • Region: Northwest Ohio


  • Retained: 75

Capital Investment: $175,000

About the project:

Ballreich Snack Food Company will purchase new machinery with assistance from a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG) that will allow it to continue to expand the 100-year-old business.

Funding use:

The JOIG will support Ballreich’s investment of $175,000 over the next year, which includes $100,000 in machinery and equipment costs and $75,000 in building costs.

“Thank you to JobsOhio and Regional Growth Partnership for helping us secure this grant which will go a long way to helping us continue to expand our business.”
Tom Miller
president, Ballreich’s Snack Food Company


JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership, and the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

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