SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A food manufacturer based in Canada is opening a facility in Springfield.
Surati Sweet Mart, an Indian snack food manufacturer, has purchased a facility at 3100 Upper Valley Pike, according to a release. The expansion is expected to create 108 jobs, invest $3,387,030 in new payroll and $16 million in the facility.
The company said the expansion will establish its first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility for specialty snacks and baked goods.
“Our location in Springfield would be our first manufacturing investment in the United States and will allow us to serve our North American growth,” said Shalini Sheth, Director of Operations for Surati. “The Springfield community is the perfect strategic location for us to locate and expand our operations. It’s simply a community that wants our investment and has worked with our leadership to make it happen,” said Sheth.
State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) said the project is a collaboration with JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition, the Ohio Department of Development and the Greater Springfield Partnership.
“During a time rife with uncertainty, Surati’s announcement of 108 new jobs in Springfield showcases the resiliency of Clark County’s hardworking citizens and business community,” said Koehler. “Every new job strengthens our local economy and provides the opportunities for growth we have been striving for.”