General Mills is investing “millions of dollars” to expand operations at its Wellston, Ohio manufacturing facility, which specializes in making pizza snacks for General Mills’ Totino’s brand. By focusing on making operations more productive and efficient, the investment is expected to increase overall capacity. It is also anticipated to expand the facility’s workforce to nearly 900 full-time employees.
The project is being executed in partnership with nonprofit economic development corporation, JobsOhio, and its network partner for southern, eastern and southeastern Ohio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE). Working together, the two organizations have reportedly offered a USD1m development grant for buildings, equipment, and other costs. Jackson County Economic Development Partnership is also reportedly supporting the project with infrastructure improvements and an enterprise zone agreement for the site’s new construction plans.
“We are very excited to be part of General Mills’ ongoing growth and success in Jackson County. Our team could not be more proud of the local support provided by the Jackson County Commissioners and the City of Wellston to assist our project team partners at JobsOhio and OhioSE in securing new jobs and investments for our community,” Sam Brady, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership said.