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SK Food Group Plans Columbus, Ohio, Manufacturing Plant

SK Food Group, a custom food manufacturing company, will open a second manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. The $18 million project is expected to create 305 new jobs.

The company plans to lease a 144,000-square-foot facility at 2955-3035 Charter Street, in addition to retaining its existing manufacturing plant at 3301 Toy Road in Groveport. The investment will be put toward new machinery, equipment and leasehold improvements, allowing SK Food Group to serve the growth of existing customers and create capacity for new customers.

“SK Food Group has grown significantly since our original Ohio plant opened in Groveport, so we are excited to continue that trajectory here in collaboration with our great partners in the Region,” said SK Food Group CEO Steve Booker. “The Region has provided phenomenal access to our customers in the Midwest, and we have been able to access a great pool of talent here in Columbus.”

Founded in 1942 as a mobile catering company in Seattle, WA, SK Food Group is a leading producer of handcrafted sandwiches, wraps, protein snacks, flatbreads, burgers and more. The company has nine facilities in North America and Canada. It began operations at its Groveport manufacturing facility in 2013, and has experienced strong growth there since, expanding from 250 to 600 employees in less than a decade.

“SK Food Group’s decision to establish its second facility in the Columbus Region demonstrates the company’s confidence in Ohio’s talent to support its rapid growth,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “More than 300 Ohioans will be on the job at the plant, where SK Food Group is currently hiring for positions in food assembly, maintenance and engineering.”

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