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New Innovation Center Anchors Henny Penny’s Future Product Development

Henny Penny began construction on the largest expansion project in Henny Penny’s 62-year history in October for a 150,000 square-foot expansion to its Preble County manufacturing facility. The new space will add 70 jobs and house an Innovation Center for new product development, automation and innovation and expand the company’s manufacturing footprint.


Eaton-based Henny Penny provides premium food service equipment solutions in more than 100 countries to high-volume kitchens, including QSRs and casual dining chains; healthcare facilities; supermarkets; and more.


“We’re on an accelerated growth pace as we continue powering the world’s most demanding kitchens,” said Rob Connelly, Chairman and CEO of Henny Penny. “The expansion of our Eaton-based world headquarters with additional space for production, innovation and employee well-being sets us up for another 62 years of success.”
“Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions,” said Steve Maggard, Henny Penny President. “This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”


Henny Penny’s long history in Preble County as a leading employer and corporate collaborative partner set a strong foundation for the company’s Ohio growth. The project includes a 150,000 square foot expansion of Henny Penny’s Eaton Building, a 35 percent increase of the company’s current space. The project also includes a 25,000 square foot renovation of its Wagner Building. At completion, Henny Penny will have a total of 585,000 square feet on its 60-acre campus and more than 800 employees.

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