JTM Food Group, a national leader in the creation of fully cooked menu solutions for the foodservice industry, broke ground today on a new manufacturing plant at its headquarters in Harrison, Ohio. The new facility will increase 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. The new facility will be supported by a state-of-the art distribution center. Construction on the distribution center began in August of 2016.
Dozens of JTM employees and members of the Maas family gathered to celebrate with a ceremony and reception at the proposed plant site on Industrial Drive in Harrison. The Most Reverend Dennis Schnurr, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, kicked off the ceremony by blessing the site, family and JTM’s staff members on hand. The four Maas brothers who own JTM Food Group – Tony, Jack, Joe and Jerry – lifted the first shovels of dirt to officially kick off the new construction project.
“This new facility is an exciting step forward for our company and a direct reflection of the passion and dedication of our employees,” said Tony Maas, President of JTM Food Group. “Our team is committed to innovation and growth, and that approach is creating more and more opportunity for JTM to flourish. We want to continue to stay ahead of those trends and opportunities, and this new facility will give us the capacity to meet the needs of our growing customer base. The expansion will also help us continue to provide the highest standard of quality products and services for years to come.”
With a smoother, more efficient production line, JTM’s new production plant is expected to produce nearly 1.5 million pounds of “kettle” products (burrito fillings, mac and cheese, sauces, dips, soups, chili, etc.) each week. When the new plant is completed, JTM will have the capacity to produce more than 100 million pounds of “kettle” cooked product annually. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art technology that will both increase production speed and improve safety, reinforcing JTM’s strong commitment to keeping their workers safe.
“This expansion will not only benefit JTM’s national customer base, but will positively impact our local community as well,” added Tony Maas. “Our family-run business has been a part of the Harrison community and Greater Cincinnati for decades, and this new investment only deepens our roots here. We’re truly blessed and grateful for this opportunity to grow, and are looking forward to what the next chapter brings for our company, family, customers and community.”
Source: JTM Food Group