Columbus, Ohio – December 8, 2021 — Post Holdings Inc., a leading consumer packaged goods company, has announced plans to open a new 215,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Jefferson, Ohio. The project is estimated to cost $86 million and is projected to create 200 new jobs over the next four years. Hiring for management and production positions is expected to begin in Q1 2023.
“We are excited to begin construction on our West Jefferson property,” said Steve Schonhoff, Senior Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain, Michael Foods. “The JobsOhio team and the developer Fed One Dublin, LLC have been great to work with throughout the development process. The location is a terrific addition to our supply chain.”
Located at 2 Walker Way in West Jefferson, the manufacturing facility will be managed by Michael Foods Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc. The intent of the facility is to produce protein drinks for BellRing Brands, Inc., which owns the Premier Protein brand. Its centralized location will help the company better serve North American customers and provide capacity for continued success in the fast-growing protein beverage category. Post’s investment will go towards construction, machinery and equipment.
“Post Holdings’ new facility will expand economic diversity in the Village of West Jefferson and the Columbus Region,” said West Jefferson Mayor Ray Martin. “We’re excited to have Post Holdings invest and grow in our community.”
Manufacturing operations in the Columbus Region are diverse, spanning industries from automotive and electronics to machinery, materials, aerospace and consumer goods. The Region is home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, resulting in more than $15 billion in annual economic output. Businesses in the Region have access to a steady pipeline of talent, fed by numerous career and technical training centers that partner with businesses to provide the training and skills needed for manufacturing. West Jefferson is located in Madison County, which is home to 48,824 residents.
“Post Holdings’ new Ohio facility is estimated to bring more than 200 new jobs to the Columbus Region,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “The West Jefferson facility will help the company meet rapidly growing demand in the North American market.”
About Post Holdings Inc.
Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice, food ingredient and convenient nutrition food categories. Its businesses include Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Michael Foods, Bob Evans Farms and BellRing Brands. Post Consumer Brands is a leader in the North American ready-to-eat cereal category and also markets Peter Pan® nut butters. Weetabix is home to the United Kingdom’s number one selling ready-to-eat cereal brand, Weetabix®. Michael Foods and Bob Evans Farms are leaders in refrigerated foods, delivering innovative, value-added egg and refrigerated potato side dish products to the foodservice and retail channels. Post’s publicly-traded subsidiary BellRing Brands, Inc. is a holding company operating in the global convenient nutrition category through its primary brands of Premier Protein® and Dymatize®. Post participates in the private brand food category through its investment with third parties in 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc., a leading, private brand centric, consumer products holding company. For more information, visit http://www.postholdings.com.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.