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Massillon gets 250 new jobs in Heinz expansion
About $28 million will pay for the food processor's expansion
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
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JobsOhio and Heinz are partnering up to expand Heinz’s Massillon facility, bringing 250 more jobs to the state.

The expansion will cost $23 million for the machinery and $5 million in infrastructure.

JobsOhio Project Manager Thomas Seward says his agency got involved with Heinz because it already accounts for 450 to 500 jobs in Massillon.

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“When we’re looking at potentially losing those jobs that automatically gets everyone’s attention,” Seward said. And then when you’re looking at an opportunity like this where not only would you be retaining those jobs, but you’d be adding a job number such as 250 great jobs for the city of Massillon, that engages us immediately.”

Seward says Heinz is also looking to expand its other facility in western Ohio.

Heinz is looking to invest 12 million dollars into the project creating 25 jobs. 

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