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OFD Foods to build $25M facility, add 30 jobs here

Rochester Business Journal
March 20, 2017

A leading supplier of freeze-dried food to the U.S. Military plans to build a $25 million, 50,000-square-foot facility in Henrietta. The move is expected to add 30 local full-time jobs. 

OFD Foods LLC said the Henrietta facility would allow the company to better serve its Midwest and East Coast customer base, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The plant will provide contract freeze-drying services in bulk industrial packaging. 

Based in Oregon, OFD Foods employs some 300 workers.

The company plans to break ground on the new facility in April and expects the project to be completed by June 2018.

To encourage OFD Foods to build in Monroe County, Empire State Development Corp. is providing up to $400,000 in Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant funds.

OFD officials said they were impressed with the area’s support of business, availability of skilled workers and education opportunities. 

“Both (Monroe Community College) and (Rochester Institute of Technology) have great programs, and thanks to the support of Governor Cuomo, we are able to invest in this new facility and our employees for our collective future growth and success,” said John Damon, OFD Foods senior vice president of manufacturing.

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