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Meijer Inc. has broken ground on a dairy production facility in Tipp City, Ohio, just north of Dayton in the southwestern corner of the Buckeye State.
The Midwest superstore retailer’s first dairy production facility in Ohio, this 105,000-square-foot plant will employ 100 Ohioans to produce a variety of dairy food products including milk, cottage cheese and yogurt. “Meijer is very pleased to continue our investment and growth in Ohio,” said Mark Murray, Meijer co-CEO. “This expansion allows us to enhance our commitment to provide the freshest products for our customers, while growing our manufacturing capabilities and Meijer brand offerings.”
Output Will Serve 100 Stores
The plant will service 100 stores in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. “Meijer has had a strong presence in Ohio for decades with its retail stores. Choosing the Dayton region and Tipp City for this new facility strengthens that presence and provides more than 100 Ohioans with good jobs,” said John Minor, president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio, a private, non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. “With our partners at the Dayton Development Coalition and Tipp City, we look forward to growing this productive relationship with Meijer for many years to come.”
Meijer plans on beginning hiring for the new dairy facility later this year. “Tipp City is looking forward to Meijer’s commitment to another 103 jobs and $100 million in investment into our community,” said Pat Hale, mayor of Tipp City.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 207 supercenters and grocery stores that employ more than 60,000 people across five Midwestern states.