An Ohio snack foods manufacturer has said its new production facility in northeast Ohio will create 169 jobs.
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland joined Shearer's Foods Inc. CEO Robert Shearer at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the company's new Massillon production plant.
Officials say phase one of the project will create 79 jobs with a second phase creating 90 more jobs in January 2011. The state of Ohio in 2008 awarded the company a tax credit valued at an estimated $612,000 to assist the project.
Shearer's officials say the new plant will use about 30 percent less energy per pound than the company's current manufacturing lines.
The Brewster-based company manufactures snack foods including potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, whole grain chips and pork rinds.