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Divert Establishes Harrison, Ohio, Operations

Divert, Inc., an impact technology company, plans to establish integrated diversion and energy operations in Harrison, Ohio. The project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The investment includes the construction of a new facility that will process food waste in addition to providing companies with actionable data to take preventative steps to waste less food and donate more to feed people.

"For nearly 17 years, Divert has pioneered advanced technologies and sustainable infrastructure that prevent wasted food," said Ryan Begin, CEO and co-founder of Divert. "Hamilton County is an important hub for agriculture and food manufacturing, and we are eager to introduce our mission and solutions to benefit this area. Divert is grateful to have significant local support, and we are ready to get to work to make a positive environmental, economic, and social impact on this community."

The project is being supported by a 1.455 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit approved by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

"We welcome Divert’s first investment in Ohio, which attracts a company to Hamilton County that will bring its cutting-edge, sustainable technology while creating 50 new jobs," noted JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. "Divert’s advanced system of creating energy while reducing food waste will move forward with the ingenuity and hard work of Ohioans as the company leverages the customers, partnership and talent it needs to thrive."

Divert specializes in removing carbon from the food chain by using proprietary software and data analytics to minimize food waste and converting food waste that cannot be avoided into renewable natural gas. The company currently operates 13 facilities across the U.S.

"Cincinnati takes great pride in welcoming Divert's first processing plant in Ohio and further contributing to a region which Site Selection named as the No. 3 U.S. metro for sustainability," added Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati president and CEO. "Transforming wasted food material into renewable natural gas energy underscores our region's dynamic, advanced manufacturing sector and unwavering dedication to innovation. Additionally, Divert’s commitment to rescuing and redirecting edible food to our community aligns with the collective effort to foster prosperity and well-being for all across the region."

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