Cincinnati Region Food Manufacturer Announces Major Expansion in Sharonville
CINCINNATI, OHIO – APRIL 26, 2021 – SugarCreek, a Midwest-based food manufacturer, announced plans to add 235 new jobs and invest $10 million at a new production facility in the city of Sharonville. The company expects to begin hiring in the second quarter of 2022 before completing renovations of the building later that year. The expansion will allow SugarCreek to grow its line of bacon-related products and meet the growing demands for its diverse food products.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
Today’s announcement marks the second time in only two years that SugarCreek has expanded its presence in the Cincinnati region. 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.
“Given SugarCreek’s impressive growth and reputation, the City of Sharonville is fortunate to have them locate in our community,” said Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman. “We are looking forward to a great partnership with the company for many years to come.”
SugarCreek is an innovative, diversified and flexible food manufacturer helping some of the industry’s largest and best-known companies develop Brandworthy Food Solutions. SugarCreek’s authentic culinary expertise helps drive innovation, and our in-house expertise in everything from food trends and marketing to packaging and logistics makes the company an ideal partner for new product development – including bringing scale to sous vide. SugarCreek employs over 2,600 people in six manufacturing facilities and serves clients across the U.S. and internationally.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 16-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.
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