SK Food Group to Open Facility in the Columbus Region, Add More Than 250 Jobs
Company Name: SK Food Group Inc.
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: SK Food Group is a Seattle, Wash.-based company specializing in food products for various market segments. The company produces a complete line of food products for a variety of market segments. Our products, including our signature Oven Pride Kitchen® line, are found in the nation’s largest big-box retail outlets, convenience stores, vending machines, and throughout the transportation industry.
Company Website: SKFoodGroup.com
Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 305
- Jobs retained: 601
Capital Investment: $18,000,000
Timetable: Hiring for food assembly, maintenance and engineering positions will begin immediately.
SK Food Group needed to serve the growth of existing customers and create capacity for new customers. The Columbus facility will house all new employees and include cold storage for ready-to-eat product manufacturing to support growing demand. The investment will be put toward new machinery, equipment and leasehold improvements, allowing SK Food Group to grow.
We were impressed with the Columbus Region’s reputation in the manufacturing sector, including food manufacturing, and also its strategic location for logistics and distribution channels. We are excited to grow the company’s operations and our workforce in Central Ohio.
President/CEO, SK Food Group
The Columbus Region offers a steady pipeline of young talent, including numerous career and technical training centers that partner with industry to provide the training and skills needed for the modern manufacturer – cultivating talent for both the plant floor and engineering office. Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,323,807 residents.
Ohio is home to a large and dynamic talent pool. The state ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for competitive labor environment and leading workforce development programs. Ohio is also a well-established base for companies moving goods around the globe, being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations. Major cities, including Chicago, New York City, and Toronto, are easily accessible via air, rail, and road.
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