SugarCreek Plans Sharonville, Ohio, Manufacturing Center
The expansion will allow SugarCreek to grow its line of bacon-related products and meet the growing demands for its diverse food products. This is the second time in only two years the company has expanded its presence in the Cincinnati region.
“We are thrilled to continue our growth in the great state of Ohio. Our very first facility opened in Washington Court House in 1966 and we are very proud to now open our seventh facility overall and fourth in Ohio,” said SugarCreek’s Chief Relationship Officer Jennifer Richardson Hutcheson “We are grateful to partner with both JobsOhio and REDI Cincinnati on this project and look forward to our continued growth in the region.”
According to REDI Cincinnati, work on the building has already begun and will include the installation of new flooring and a new drain system, as well as asbestos abatement. Once complete, the company will look to fill roles including production associates, maintenance technicians, and administrative staff, which is expected to add $8.5 million in new payroll.
SugarCreek’s planned investment and jobs commitment is contingent on the approval of the extension of an existing Job Creation Tax Credit from the State of Ohio. JobsOhio also plans to provide assistance for the project, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.
“Growth in food manufacturing is powering the Cincinnati region’s economic recovery, employing more than 18,000 people across the region,” said Brandon Simmons, REDI Cincinnati vice president of project management. “SugarCreek’s investment is the most recent demonstration of the region’s strength in supporting food manufacturers thanks to our rich talent base and easy access to the rest of the country. Our region believes in the power of partnerships and the strong partnership between JobsOhio, the Ohio Development Services Agency, and the City of Sharonville was crucial in making this project a success.”
SugarCreek is an innovative, diversified and flexible food manufacturer helping some of the industry’s largest and best-known companies develop Brandworthy Food Solutions. The company employs over 2,600 people in six manufacturing facilities and serves clients across the U.S. and internationally.
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