General Mills Plots $100M Snacks Plant Expansion

The food firm is looking to increase the capacity of its Wellston, OH pizza rolls and pizzas manufacturing facility.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

September 1, 2022

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American food company General Mills is committing $100 million to increase the capacity of its manufacturing facility in Wellston, OH to meet rising demand for hot snack products, economic development organization JobsOhio announced this week.

The plant is the firm’s only production site for pizza rolls and Totino’s brand pizzas. During the project, modifications will be made to extend run times, new extrusion capabilities will be added, and its fryers will be replaced.

“General Mills has been a cornerstone of this community for more than 35 years and our employees exude a lot of pride in making food the world loves,” Stephanie Weaver, plant manager at General Mills’ Wellston facility, said in a release. “We’re excited to grow our business and employee base in southeastern Ohio and having strong local, regional and state partners has been instrumental in our success.”  

30 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the investment, including roles in production, maintenance, and warehousing. The plant currently has a headcount of 974 workers.

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