Bellisio Foods has announced a $40 million investment that will bring 177 jobs to Ohio.

The frozen food manufacturer plans to expand its production facility in Jackson County.

Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted jointly revealed the project.

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Mr. DeWine said: “The Jackson site is already the company’s largest manufacturing plant, and we’re thrilled that the company will stay here and continue to grow.

“Bellisio has been one of Southeast Ohio’s major employers, and their decision to expand is good news for the people in Jackson County and beyond.”

The company is owned by parent CP Foods and produces frozen meals like Michelina’s, Boston Market, White Castle, Canyon Kitchen, and Authentic Asia. 

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Currently, there are more than 1,000 workers in the Jackson facility where almost two million meals are produced per day.

The new expansion project will upgrade the production facility space.

New equipment, renovation for a new daycare center, and the installation of an on-site counseling center are also included.

The project is receiving state support from the Ohio Department of Development which includes a job creation tax credit. 

JobsOhio intends to offer help for the expansion, which will be made public after the final agreement.

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