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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Company Name: Arlington Valley Farms
Location: Hudson
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Based in Hudson, Ohio, Arlington Valley Farms’ unique approach combines scratch cooking with high volume bakery production. Rooted in a strong connection to farms and the source of their premium ingredients, “AVF” produces nearly everything it makes, from BBQ sauce to chicken pepperoni to apple filling, from raw premium ingredients.
Company Website: www.arlingtonvalleyfarms.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 97
    • Jobs retained: 11
  • Capital Investment: $4.5 million

Company Need:

Arlington Valley Farm’s Snack’n Waffles product line and patented S’wiches Crafted Sandwiches line of hand-held, ready-to-eat, toasted sandwiches are popular with consumers. Sales of the convenience foods have been strong as the company introduces the products to target markets.

The company needs to grow to launch several innovative, “ready-to-eat” frozen/packaged food brands.

Testimonial:

“We are extremely grateful to the city of Hudson, Summit County, JobsOhio and Team NEO for their partnership in our expansion and their financial support.  Our vision is North America, but our foundation is centered upon our Arlington Valley Farms employee family, our city, county and state, and to our many partners who help us feed the world the way we feed our own families.” – Pete Jacobson, CEO, Arlington Valley Farms 

Why Ohio?

Arlington Valley Farms will expand in Northeast Ohio at its Hudson facility.

Food and agribusiness is the largest industry in Ohio, boasting hundreds of companies that cultivate, process, package, distribute, and market food and drinks enjoyed by consumers around the world. Whether companies need farms or manufacturing, cold storage facilities or grocery giants, Ohio’s food industry is among the best in the United States.

Collaborators:

JobsOhio, Team NEO, city of Hudson, and Summit County