WINESBURG, Ohio – Troutman, North Carolina-based Case Farms and Holmes County, Ohio commissioners announced on Nov. 4 that the company is moving closer to a $126 million renovation. The expansion project at its local facility would bring nearly 200 jobs to the local area.
“Case Farms is examining expansion at its poultry operations in Winesburg, Ohio to meet the growing demands of customers,” a company representative said in a statement. “We are currently exploring all available economic incentives from JobsOhio, Holmes County and the State of Ohio. The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved property tax abatements at its meeting on (Nov. 4). Case Farms representatives attended the meeting to answer any questions from the Holmes County Commissioners.”
Case Farms also said that property tax assessments are under review by the state of Ohio, which should take about seven to 10 days. The project will not be final until Ohio grants approval and all assistance is known for evaluation. A final decision will be made by all parties shortly after that.
The company continued: “Case Farms is very appreciative of all the help, information, communication and support from the governments and the communities in Winesburg, Holmes County, and the surrounding areas and from the State of Ohio.”
At its facility in Wooster, Ohio, according to a report by The Daily Record, Case Farms plans to add 26,000 sq. ft. onto an existing 154,000 sq. ft. frozen storage space, which will give it a capacity of 20 million lbs. of poultry.
The report said the construction cost is estimated at $65 million, along with machinery and equipment estimated at $41.4 million and $29 million for inventory.