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100-Year-Old Ballreich’s Snack Food Company Gets JobsOhio Inclusion Grant
Company Name: Ballreich Snack Food Company
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Ballreich’s Potato Chips is a snack foods company that was started in 1920 by Fred and Ethel Ballreich. Today, its products include the classic “marcelled” chips in a variety of flavors, pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips and potato sticks which are distributed to customers throughout Ohio, lower Michigan, and eastern Indiana.
Company website: www.ballreich.com
- JobsOhio program: JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG)
- About program: The JOIG provides financial support for eligible projects in designated distressed communities and/or for businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state.
- Support amount: $25,000
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Location: Tiffin
- Region: Northwest Ohio
- Retained: 75
- Capital Investment: $175,000
About the project:
Ballreich Snack Food Company will purchase new machinery with assistance from a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant (JOIG) that will allow it to continue to expand the 100-year-old business.
The JOIG will support Ballreich’s investment of $175,000 over the next year, which includes $100,000 in machinery and equipment costs and $75,000 in building costs.
JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership, and the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership