Daisy Brands to Expand in Wooster, Ohio
03 Jul, 2013
Daisy Brand, the nation’s largest sour cream manufacturer, recently announced its plans to locate a third production facility in Wooster, Ohio to serve the Midwest and East Coast markets. With this decision, Daisy Brand joins a global community of distinguished food production companies operating in Wayne County including J.M. Smucker, Smith Dairy, Frito Lay, Purina and Mars.
Daisy Brand will construct a 200,000-square-foot-facility in northeast Wooster. Operations will begin in late 2015. Utilization of the facility will continue to ramp up over time.
“Daisy Brand had a number of options in which to locate its new facility,” says Bob Breneman, mayor, Wooster. “We at the city of Wooster feel very fortunate to have won over the likes of such a stellar, well-respected company.”
Daisy Brand’s decision, contingent upon the approval of state and local incentives, concludes a site selection process spanning four states and a year in duration.
“We were impressed by the comprehensive approach taken by Daisy Brand during its evaluation,” says Rod Crider, president, Wayne Economic Development Council. “The announcement represents a victory for the team of local and state partners including the city of Wooster, JobsOhio and many others who worked diligently with company representatives to influence their decision.”