Friday, November 16, 2018
 Meijer Will Build Dairy Production Facility in Ohio  

Meijer plans to build an 85,000-square-foot dairy-production facility on the same site as its distribution center in Tipp City, Ohio.

The $100 million project will be the first dairy production facility in Ohio for Meijer. The workforce, set for 103 people, will produce milk and other dairy products for Ohio stores. The plan will go before the Ohio Tax Credit Authority — which incentivizes major business investments and expansion projects with tax breaks — Monday afternoon.

“Meijer is very pleased to continue our investment and growth in Ohio,” said Rick Keyes, executive vice president of supply chain operations & manufacturing for Meijer, in a statement. “With 42 stores and a major distribution complex, Ohio is a very important state for us. This new facility in Tipp City will help support our continued growth as a company as well as our continued success in Ohio.”

In all, the 85,000-square foot facility will be built in three phases over three years, with one phase opening each year. Phase I will focus on milk, juices and teas. It will expand on Meijer’s distribution footprint in Tipp City, where the company has a 178-acre distribution center complex, which is also hiring. Dayton Development Coalition officials tell me this new facility will be on the same property and will eventually be attached to the distribution complex.

The regional grocery store giant, which is based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has about 1,450 employees in the Dayton area, and ranks No. 21 in the Dayton Business Journal’s list of largest employers. It has 13 Dayton-area locations.

The Tipp City complex sits at the center of Meijer’s larger Midwestern footprint. The company has 204 stores and employs 60,000 across Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. 


Source: Business Journal

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