Midwest-based food manufacturer SugarCreek has announced a major investment in its West Chester location, adding 120 new jobs and investing $36 million in its food manufacturing business. SugarCreek offers comprehensive food processing, innovative packaging solutions and culinary expertise to several of the largest food companies in the world to develop Brandworthy Food Solutions.
After considering multiple locations across the Midwest, SugarCreek worked with West Chester Township, REDI Cincinnati, and JobsOhio to finalize West Chester, Ohio, as the best qualified location to accommodate its growth. SugarCreek’s $36 million investment includes the addition of two new product lines and 15,000 square feet of office space, as well as significant modifications to its existing production capabilities.
“The expansion in West Chester is part of our continued investment in adding capabilities and capacity to meet consumer’s ever changing needs,” said Michael Richardson, president of SugarCreek. “The West Chester project will also enable a centralization of our resources which will provide a welcome workplace to both our customers and our associates. Ohio has been home for over 50 years and we are excited to continue to grow here.”
The project further establishes the Cincinnati region as a destination for food and flavoring operations in the country. Over the last five years, food and flavoring jobs have grown more than 20% in the Cincinnati region. SugarCreek is the latest of many food manufacturing companies betting on the region for their success.
“Advanced manufacturers like SugarCreek are investing in their employees and products because they recognize it as part of the formula for their success moving forward,” said Kimm Lauterbach, president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati. “The final ingredient is the infrastructure and talent advantage that the Cincinnati region has to offer, and we’re proud to help make West Chester the place for the next phase of SugarCreek’s growth.”
As a result of SugarCreek’s investment and jobs commitment, the company received a Job Creation Tax Credit from the State of Ohio for 1.193% over seven years.
West Chester Township is strategically located within 600 miles of 54% of the total U.S. purchasing power. With unmatched access to five interstate interchanges, an ongoing commitment to infrastructure improvements and income tax free business-friendly environment, more than 3,600 businesses have found success in West Chester Township.
“West Chester congratulates SugarCreek on this giant step forward in its operations,” said West Chester Township Administrator Larry D. Burks. “SugarCreek’s ongoing investment in West Chester demonstrates the value this company finds in the region and how by working together we can sustain a powerful diverse local economy.”