Conagra Brands, Parent to Well-Known Food Brands, is Expanding in Ohio

Ohio’s workforce drives the success of the company behind many of America’s most beloved names in food
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Company Name: Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG)
Location: Archbold
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Conagra Brands, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America’s leading branded food companies. Conagra employs more than 18,000 people at 50 locations across the country, and in Canada and Mexico. The company’s iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Duncan Hines®, Healthy Choice®, Marie Callender’s®, Reddi-wip® and Slim Jim®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke’s®, Earth Balance®, Gardein® and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion.
Company Website: www.conagrabrands.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Number of Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 100
    • Jobs retained: 370
  • Capital Investment: $40,000,000
  • Timetable: Conagra is expected to begin production on the new line in the spring of 2021.

Company Need:

Following the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods in 2019, Conagra sought to optimize its expanded network of facilities. 

Testimonial:

“Without question, our employees are a driving force in the success of this plant. Their continuous improvement and commitment to the growth of this company are major assets that we don’t take for granted.” – Ron Corkins, plant manager, Conagra

Why Ohio?

Conagra is investing $40 million to expand its plant in Archbold, in northwest Ohio. Conagra’s plant manager, Ron Corkins, credits the plant’s current workforce as one of the key reasons for its decision to expand in Ohio.

Food and agribusiness is Ohio’s largest industry. With its agrarian history and numerous colleges and universities offering agricultural programs and degrees, Ohio has all levels of talent, from entry-level workers to management-level executives, ready to help companies, like Conagra, reach success.

Collaborators:

Regional Growth Partnership, the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency