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Bellisio Foods Expands Jackson, Ohio, Operations

Bellisio Foods, the nation's third-largest producer of single-serve frozen entrees, will expand its production facility in Jackson, Ohio. The $40 million project is expected to create 177 jobs.

The Jackson facility currently employs well over 1,000 people and produces more than 2 million meals a day. The new investment will allow for building upgrades to the production facilities, new equipment, building rehabilitation for a new daycare center, and the creation of an on-site counseling center.

“Our ongoing growth at Bellisio Foods, and the vision of CP Foods, reflects a long-standing commitment to innovative, high-quality food guided by dedicated, talented employees,” said Jeff Tuttle, CEO at Bellisio Foods.

State support for the expansion project includes a job creation tax credit from the Ohio Department of Development. JobsOhio plans to provide financial assistance for the project, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.

“Hardworking and talented Ohioans are the fuel behind Bellisio Foods’ largest production facility, and JobsOhio talent acquisition services will support the creation of 177 new jobs in Jackson County,” noted J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO. “Bellisio Foods is using its growth as a springboard to create new programs and services that will spur growth and provide meaningful benefits to all employees, enhancing their way of life and helping them to live their version of the American Dream here in Ohio.”

In addition, JobsOhio will enlist its Talent Acquisition Services program to support the company's overall talent strategy. The services will be tailored to the company’s needs, including elements such as attraction, engagement, selection, and sourcing of candidates, as well as training.

“Bellisio Foods is continuing its impressive growth in southern Ohio, and OhioSE is pleased to support that growth,” added OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “It is exciting to see Bellisio investing in its workforce and their families through on-site daycare and counseling. Workers, families, and the community will be better for Bellisio’s investments and growth.”

Bellisio Foods, which is owned by parent company CP Foods, produces frozen meals such as Michelina's, Boston Market, White Castle, Canyon Kitchen, and Authentic Asia.

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