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Herr Foods to Invest $31 Million on Two Southeast Ohio Plants

May 21, 2024
Buildout of property in Jackson, Ohio, and expansion to Chillicothe, Ohio, plant expected to create 125 jobs in the state.

Snack manufacturer Herr Foods Inc. has announced it will invest $31 million in Jackson and Chillicothe, Ohio, to build and expand processing facilities there, creating 125 new jobs at those locations.

The Nottingham, Pa.-based processor produces more than 340 snack products available throughout the U.S. and worldwide, and will expand the Chillicothe facility to meet growing demand.

Meanwhile, Herr Foods will invest $25 million into a property it purchased in Jackson — the Jackson Industrial Rail Site (which includes a warehouse). That project will create 75 jobs.

The remaining $6 million of the planned investment will go into expanding the Chillicothe plant and adding 50 jobs there. According to JobsOhio president and CEO J.P. Nauseef, the projects will result in Herr employing twice as many Ohioans as it currently does.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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