Company Name: Snowville Creamery LLC
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Founded in 2003, Snowville Creamery manufactures milk, cream, cheese, sour cream and yogurt. Snowville sources milk from small local farms’ grazing cows on their natural diet of grass and non-GMO feeds and forage, using no artificial hormones or antibiotics. The company is proud of its environmentally sound model, as their farmers practice regenerative and sustainable agriculture. Grass grazing uses less energy, protects water and builds soil, which retains carbon and reduces air pollution.
Company Website: www.snowvillecreamery.com
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 2
- Jobs retained: 30
- Capital Investment: At least $75,000
Snowville Creamery manufactures milk, cream, cheese, sour cream and yogurt. The company sought to reinvest in its Meigs County production facility to help improve the speed and reliability of its production line.
“Snowville Creamery is extremely grateful to the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation and JobsOhio for helping us to continue to produce the cultured products that are helping us to grow our sales. Our unique yogurt and creme fraiche have dedicated fans who will be happy to know they can count on finding them at their local grocery stores.” – Victoria Taylor, owner, Snowville Creamery
Snowville is growing at its current production facility because of its success in southeastern Ohio as well as Ohio’s leadership in the dairy industry.
The food and agribusiness industry is critical to Ohio. According to the Ohio Dairy Foods Association, the state is:
- 1 in Swiss cheese production
- 4 in low fat cottage cheese production
- 5 in ice cream production
- 10 in all cheese production
The expansion will include new yogurt filling and packaging machinery. The yogurt line replacement project is supported by financing provided by the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation’s revolving loan fund and a grant from JobsOhio and Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE).
Ohio SE, Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation and JobsOhio