City of Wooster Welcomes Daisy Brand Expansion

Submitted by City of Wooster on Tue, 01/24/2017 - 2:05pm

The City of Wooster is proud to announce a multi-million dollar expansion of the Daisy Brand facility located on Daisy Way. The project entails the construction of a 100,000 square foot plant addition to accommodate several new packaging lines.

Shortly following the launch of sour cream production at the Wooster facility in September of 2016, Daisy Brand representatives shared a company-wide need for additional space in order to increase manufacturing capacity for all its products. The Wooster facility was considered for the expansion opportunity, along with Daisy Brand’s other out-of-state facilities.

According to Daisy Brand, "Wooster continues to be attractive for Daisy to invest, as the location, employees and milk supply allow us to produce quality products for our consumers."

The City of Wooster, Wayne Economic Development Council, Team Northeast Ohio and JobsOhio partnered to develop a comprehensive incentive package influencing the company’s decision to expand in Ohio, with final permission to proceed contingent upon formal incentive approvals.

"Our economic development team worked together to fine tune a competitive offer in order to secure Daisy Brand's new investment in our community," said City of Wooster Mayor Bob Breneman. "We are delighted that Wooster has been chosen for this expansion, and look forward to continuing the positive relationship that we have established with the Daisy Brand organization."

Walt Good, Senior Director at Team NEO added, "Daisy Brand is an outstanding company. We are grateful for their commitment to Northeast Ohio and their continued growth in Wooster."

With this project, Daisy Brand plans to hire additional employees that will increase head count more than double its current employment.

"This project will have a very significant local impact," said Rod Crider, president of the Wayne Economic Development Council. "The investment in the facility coupled with the new jobs and associated payroll will result in long-term economic growth in Wooster and Wayne County."