Food Packaging Manufacturer Announces Plans for Ohio Facility
A Belgium food packaging manufacturer has chosen Lima as its entry point in the U.S. marketplace.
deSter Corporation recently announced plans for a new manufacturing facility in Allen County. The company is expected to create at least 70 new positions with an investment in excess of $5 million.
According to officials, deSter was attracted to the Northwest Ohio region because of its strong agricultural industry.
“Northwest Ohio is quickly becoming a premier location for the food processing and beverage industry,” said Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership. “Our location, combined with a comprehensive transportation network and intermodal connections, allows for fast, efficient and cost-effective access to customers.”
DeSter designs and manufactures food packaging, primarily serving quick service restaurant chains, food processors, airlines, hotels & rail customers across the globe. The company has a regional and warehousing operation in Atlanta, but this marks its first manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Allen Economic Development Group played a major role in working with the company once the site selection process reached the Lima region. In addition, the RGP worked closely with JobsOhio in securing a Revitalization Grant to purchase and rehab an existing structure. International business development teams from JobsOhio and the RGP led the attraction efforts in discovering and facilitating the opportunity.