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Herr Foods Establishes Jackson, Ohio, Operations

Snack food producer Herr Foods, Inc. plans to establish operations in Jackson, Ohio. The $25 million project is expected to create 75 jobs.

The investment includes the purchase of the Jackson Industrial Rail Site, which includes a warehouse on the eastern portion of the property. The company will also expand its existing facility in Chillicothe.

“We are thrilled to announce the investment in the new Jackson, Ohio facility as well as the Chillicothe, Ohio facility expansion project,” said Ed Herr, Chairman and CEO of Herr Foods. “This investment represents our commitment to serving our customers better and providing opportunities in the local community. We look forward to contributing to the growth and prosperity of the Jackson and Chillicothe areas.”

Jackson County received funds in collaboration with JobsOhio, OhioSE, and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) to purchase and redevelop the site.

“Herr Foods is a global snack food leader that had many options on where to grow its operations, and it chose Ohio,” noted JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “With the addition of 125 new workers between Jackson and Chillicothe, Herr Foods will more than double the number of its associates here in Ohio, confirming its confidence in our talent and ongoing partnership.”

Herr's is an American brand of potato chips and other snack foods produced and marketed by private company Herr Foods Inc. The company’s products are sold in all 50 U.S. states and in over 40 countries.

“We are pleased that Herr Foods has taken this step in investing in southern Ohio,” added Katy Farber, OhioSE vice president. “The new jobs and investment tied to this project will work to further ensure the company’s long-term future in our region.”

“We are very proud to add Herr Foods to the growing list of food and beverage manufacturers that call Jackson County home,” said Jackson County Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Sam Brady. “The entire team at Herr Foods has been phenomenal to work with from top to bottom. We are excited to see the new jobs and opportunities this new partnership brings to our community.”

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