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General Mills Plans Sharonville, Ohio, Production Complex

Global food company General Mills plans to expand production and update its facility in Sharonville, Ohio. The $28 million project is expected to create 33 new jobs.

Investment in the facility will include building renovations, new training programs to support incoming talent development, and new equipment to produce more cereal products. The company, which employs more than 200 full-time employees in Sharonville, expects to complete work on the building in early 2022.

“At General Mills, we’re accelerating our business and investing meaningfully in our people, brands, and capabilities to make food the world loves,” said Jay Sampson, Cincinnati Plant Manager at General Mills. “We are proud to channel that investment in the great city of Sharonville, home of many of our beloved cereals including Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chex, Fiber One, Cookie Crisp, and Cheerios Oat Crunch.”

The City of Sharonville is offering a Job Creation Incentive Grant for the new jobs associated with the project, and JobsOhio plans to assist General Mills’ investment with a JobsOhio Economic Development Grant, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.

“The Cincinnati region’s ecosystem of more than 300 food manufacturers is growing, thanks to investments from companies like General Mills,” said Brandon Simmons, REDI Cincinnati vice president of project management. “Food manufacturers are flourishing here in the region due to the strong collaboration amongst our partners, including the City of Sharonville and JobsOhio, whose support is crucial to our economy’s success.”

Headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores.

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