Investment in innovation/automation to create 51 new jobs
Biery Cheese Company, a fourth generation, value-added cheese processor and custom food packaging company plans to grow their Louisville manufacturing facility in Stark County. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the company for tax credit assistance at its meeting today for the project that will add 51 new positions and retain 449 jobs.
The project entails investment in additional equipment and advanced automation aimed at improving throughput and enhancing production capabilities. Once in place, these strategic assets will support the company in bringing new, innovative solutions and products to the marketplace.
“Team NEO, JobsOhio, and the Stark Economic Development Board have been excellent to work with through this process. As a fourth generation, Ohio based company, it is important to continue to grow and prosper in our home state,” says CEO Benjamin Biery. “As we continue with our vision, investing in our people, processes, and equipment are extremely important to our organization.”
“We welcome Biery Cheese Company’s decision to invest and grow in Stark County,” said Ray Hexamer, President and CEO of Stark Economic Development Board. “We are grateful for their partnership and confident we have the resources to support this innovative company’s growth.”
Team NEO’s CEO Bill Koehler added, “With more than 23,000 food manufacturing and production workers in the Northeast Ohio Region, we are well positioned to accommodate Biery Cheese Company’s growth. Along with our local partners and JobsOhio, we look forward to continuing to work with the company’s leadership team to ensure their continued success.”
About Biery Cheese Co.
Biery Cheese in Louisville, Ohio was founded on the family farm in 1929. The company produces a wide variety of award-winning cheeses and plant-based cheeses enjoyed across the United States. The company primarily focuses on convenient packaging for consumers in the private label retail grocery stores. The company employs over 500 people in Ohio and Wisconsin and is committed to continuing the traditions of growth, service and innovation to bolster the success of itself and its business partners.
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
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 Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.