Company Plans Will Add 200 Jobs Over Four Years
By Terry Troy
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 in the central part of the State. 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. The new manufacturing facility will be managed by Michael Foods, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.
“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 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 Ray Martin, Mayor of West Jefferson. “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 J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “The West Jefferson facility will help the company meet rapidly growing demand in the North American market.”
Headquartered in St. Louis, Post Holdings 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.