JTM Food plans meat plant investment
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral Bulk Meat Processing conveyors JTM Food Group Plant Expansion
Meat processing firm near Cincinnati spending $17 million on plant expansion.
JTM Food Group, located in Harrison, OH, is investing in a $17-million expansion at its bulk meat processing plant.
With business booming and expected revenues to climb by eight per cent to $114-million, JTM is looking to make its largest investment in 52 years.
This past March, JTM said it would purchase the elementary school business of RSW Distributors in Louisville, KY. to increase its school food products operations. JTM processes kettle-cooked meat and other foods for restaurants, retail stores and schools.
The meat company processes over 1-million pounds of meat for use in tacos, sloppy joes, chili and soups and its low-fat meat crumbles system can process 250,000 pounds of meat per day.
JTM is currently constructing a $6-million conveyor line to move the cooked meats from its production plant to a new freezer facility across the street.
Founded in 1960 by Jack Maas Sr., JTM Food Group has grown from a modest retail meat shop in Cincinnati into an international food-processing company. Still owned and operated by the Maas family, the 150,000 square-foot facility located in Harrison, has over 350 workers and has a combined capacity of over 29,000 pounds of food products per hour.