The company plans to lease a 144,000 square foot facility at 2955-3035 Charter Street, in addition to retaining its existing manufacturing facility at 3301 Toy Road in Groveport. The investment will be made in new machinery, equipment and leasehold improvements, enabling SK Food Group to serve the growth of existing customers and build capacity for new customers.
“SK Food Group has grown significantly since opening our original Ohio plant in Groveport, so we’re excited to continue this trajectory here together with our great partners in the region,” said Steve Booker. , CEO of SK Food Group. “The region has provided phenomenal access to our Midwestern clients and we’ve been able to access a great talent pool here in Columbus. ”
Founded in 1942 as a mobile catering business in Seattle, WA, SK Food Group is a leading producer of sandwiches, wraps, protein snacks, flatbreads, burgers and more. The company has nine facilities in North America and Canada. It began operations at its Groveport manufacturing facility in 2013 and has experienced strong growth there since, growing from 250 to 600 employees in less than a decade.
“SK Food Group’s decision to establish its second plant in the Columbus area demonstrates the company’s confidence in Ohio talent to support its rapid growth,” said JobsOhio President and CEO , JP Nauseef. “More than 300 Ohioans will work at the plant, where SK Food Group is currently hiring for positions in food assembly, maintenance and engineering. ”