Food Processing

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Food Processing

Food Processing Factory Floor
Food for Thought

We’re helping feed the country! Ohio has long been known for its stake in the agricultural business and with many major food companies calling it home, it undoubtedly has a dominant role in the food processing industry. Food-related companies in the Dayton Region produce almost anything you can imagine, from yogurt, corn for a multitude of industries, to your favorite ice-cold beverages.

It’s all in the numbers

Food Processing Wages 2014 Infographic
Food Processing Employment 2014 Infographic
Food Processing Sales 2014 Infographic
Food Processing Exports 2014

Company Highlight

The Dannon Company, Inc., distributes yogurt products throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Its Minster, OH, plant is the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world, producing 230,000 cups of yogurt an hour (three million cups per day).

Tastemorr Snacks is a leading suppliers of private label health food products in the US. The company is also the largest private label and co-pack manufacturer of rice and corn cakes in North America.

Sugar Creek Packing Co. is well-known for its assortment of bacon products. The company provides a wide assortment of raw and fully cooked products for domestic and international customers. Its four Ohio locations manufacture quality products and have SQF Level 3 certifications.

Cooper Farms operates a turkey and chicken hatchery, processing plant and distribution facilities at locations throughout Ohio.

Cargill, Inc. is a privately held international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

Higher Education

The Dayton Region is full of talent and skilled workers in the food processing industry. Explore the various regional colleges and universities below that have concentrated food processing programs: