Family-owned manufacturer expands in Harrison, Ohio
Lease Structure aids expansion of growing food service provider
The Port entered into capital lease agreements in 2016 with JTM Food Group to expand the growing company’s existing production facility in Harrison, Ohio, including a commercial freezer facility and a $26 million manufacturing plant needed to accommodate the growth of the business. The Port’s Public Finance team was brought in to help with JTM’s development needs by REDI Cincinnati. The City of Harrison, JobsOhio and HCDC were also involved in the collaborative effort needed to make the expansion a reality. The new facility, opened in May of 2018, increases capacity as JTM continues to expand its reach, which now includes thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, food distributors and retailers throughout North America. JTM is Harrison’s largest employer with more than 450 associates. The expansion is projected to support the company for 20 years of sustained growth, and will result in an additional 34 jobs with annual payroll of $1.9 million by 2021.
Innovative Solutions Center:
- 100,596 SF production facility with a 500,000 lb/day capacity. The new facility will enable JTM to expand the depth of their food offerings, and integrates a state-of-the-art dual cook and blend system.
Sales Distribution Center:
- 65,593 SF automated ASRS distribution warehouse with capacity for 20,000 pallets of finished goods. The new facility enhances accuracy in inventory tracking and efficiency in product retrieval and transportation.
"As a family owned and operated company for over 30 years, there were many factors involved in our decision to expand our production and distribution facility. The cooperation and support we received from the City of Harrison, REDI Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, HCDC, Inc. and JobsOhio helped make our expansion and the creation of new jobs possible. I thank our employees for their passion and dedication, our community’s leaders and our customers for their support of our commitment to innovation and growth."
Tony Maas, President, JTM Food Group