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Dansons Peebles Invests in Ohio to Utilize Abundant, Available Local Talent and Wood Materials

Economic development support will help company with workforce needs
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Company Name: Dansons Peebles LLC
Location: Adams County
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Dansons US LLC (parent company of Dansons Peebles LLC) was founded in 1999 by Dan Thiessen and his two sons with the desire to turn the waste of sawmills into a reliable source of energy. Through widespread success in Canada, the U.S.and internationally, the company eventually went on to expand its product line from horse and animal bedding, to pellet fuel for grills and pellet fuel appliances.
Company Website: dansons.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Jobs Committed: 21
  • Capital Investment: $6.2 million

Company Need:

Demand for the BBQ industry continues to increase and Dansons needed to establish its first BBQ wood pelleting plant. Dansons will produce BBQ wood pellets under the Pit Boss and Louisiana Grills brands, and needed a location with abundant resources, talent and a strong advanced manufacturing industry.

Testimonial:

“Dansons is excited to be expanding our operations into Peebles, OH with the opening of our first BBQ wood pelleting plant. We are also very thankful to have partnered with the JobsOhio-Ohio Southeast (OhioSE) team to provide some funds that we are continuing to invest into the Peebles facility. Dansons is a family owned and operated business located in Phoenix, AZ. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to purchase the Peebles facility and look forward to engaging with the community and growing the business together.” – Jordan Thiessen, chief operating officer, Dansons 

Why Ohio?

Dansons is investing $6.2 million in a facility in Adams County that will immediately meet its raw material needs. The new operations will utilize the area’s advanced manufacturing strengths and abundant hardwood and thriving sawmill industry to turn hardwood waste products into a reliable source of fuel in the form of pellets for grills.

Ohio’s advanced manufacturing workforce is the third largest in the country and the state’s manufacturing industry is among the most prevalent industry’s in the state. The industry’s size alone gives manufacturers confidence that everything they need to prosper is in Ohio.

JobsOhio and OhioSE worked closely with Dansons on the project, which is being supported with a $75,000 JobsOhio grant. Local support comes from Adams County Economic Development and the Adams County OhioMeansJobsto assist with workforce needs.

Collaborators:

OhioSE, Adams County Economic Development, Adams County OhioMeansJobs and JobsOhio