West Jefferson Picked to Build $86 Million Protein Drink Manufacturing Plant

The facility will create 204 new jobs in Central Ohio.
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Company Name: Post Holdings
Location: West Jefferson
Industry Sector: Food Sciences and Agriculture
Company Profile: Post Holdings is an American consumer packaged goods holding company. It operates in the center-of-the-store, foodservice, food ingredient, refrigerated, active nutrition, and private label categories.
Company Website: http://postholdings.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New Location
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 204
    • Types of jobs: Management and production positions
  • Capital Investment: $86,000,000
  • Timetable: Construction has already begun. The facility is set to open in Spring 2023.

Company Need:

We will be constructing a new building that will be equipped to produce a food product.

Testimonial:

“The JobsOhio team and the developer Fed One Dublin, LLC have been great to work with throughout the development process. The location is a terrific addition to our supply chain.”

–  Steve Schonhoff, senior vice president of integrated supply chain at Michael Foods, a Post Holdings subsidiary

Why Ohio?

Its centralized location will help the company better serve North American customers and provide capacity for continued success in the fast-growing protein beverage category. Manufacturing operations in the Columbus Region are diverse, spanning industries from automotive and electronics to machinery, materials, aerospace and consumer goods.

The Region is home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, resulting in more than $15 billion in annual economic output.

Businesses in the Region have access to a steady pipeline of talent, fed by numerous career and technical training centers that partner with businesses to provide the training and skills needed for manufacturing. West Jefferson is located in Madison County, which is home to 48,824 residents.

Collaborators:

JobsOhio, One Columbus