Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle has announced that it is building a new frozen food facility, which will create 100 permanent jobs in Vandalia, just north of Dayton.
This week, Ohio Governor John Kasich joined White Castle CEO Bill Ingram and Vandalia city officials for a groundbreaking ceremony at Stonequarry Crossings.
The 91-year-old company plans to construct an estimated $18 million facility in the first phase of construction near the Dayton International Airport. Team members will produce frozen hamburgers and cheeseburgers for distribution to grocery and convenience stores across the U.S.
"We're proud to call Ohio home, and excited about these future plans to add more jobs in our home state," Ingram said. "The Ohio economic development team is a tremendous partner. We're enthusiastic about the Vandalia site and we're honored that our family-owned business can be a jobs creator, investing with a new production facility."
The first phase of construction on the 75,000 square-foot facility is planned to begin this fall with completion next summer. The facility location is in the Stonequarry Crossings area, Vandalia's business park for professional offices, technology, manufacturing and other uses. In addition, the building is aiming for LEED certification once complete.
The Ohio frozen food plant is the third for White Castle; the other two plants are located in Covington and Louisville, Ky.
Ohio is home to 57 White Castle restaurants, two manufacturing facilities, one bakery and meat processing plant, 1,450 employees, and the home office in Columbus.
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