FBP and JEDISO support Herr Foods expansion in Ross County

Tiffany LemasterUncategorized

Ross County, OH- Part of Fluor-BWXT’s (FBP) commitment to the community is supporting small businesses through economic development grants and creating partnerships to enhance programs and grow the four-county region. Recently FBP partnered with the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) to provide $50,000 in grant in Ross County.

FBP and JEDISO presented a check to Herr’s Foods Inc., for $50,000 to fund the expansion of the factory. The family-owned and operated company has been making snacks since 1946 and has operated their Chillicothe plant since 1979.

“This company is a local success story,” said FBP President and CEO, Greg Wicket. “They continue to grow and expand and we are honored to help them make that hurdle to the next level of their success, keeping local dollars local.”

“This is exactly why we provide these grants,” said FBP Community Commitment Chair, Tim Poe. “We want these small businesses to continue to grow and create additional jobs in the four-county region.”

Tammy Eallonardo, Director of Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Economic Development, said grants like these attract more businesses to the area. “Thanks to the Fluor-BWXT Opportunity Fund, we can support this $5.6 million expansion by legacy Ross County employer, Herr Foods. The company plans to add 25-50 jobs over the next 3 years. We appreciate their commitment to Ross County.”

As part of Fluor-BWXT’s community commitment, significant economic investments are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with JEDISO. The goal is to create and retain jobs for a sustainable and strong economy in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. Since 2011, FBP has provided more than $5.5 million in economic grants creating and retaining thousands of jobs in the four-county region.

Pictured: Daphne Mosley (JEDISO), Stephanie McLaughlin (FBP), Greg Wicket (FBP), Tammy Eallonardo (JEDISO/GCRCD), Kevin McCorkle (Plant Manager, Herr Foods), Tim Poe (FBP), Gary Arnott (JEDISO).