Mucci Farms expanding into Ohio
Aug. 8, 2017, Kingsville, Ont. – Mucci Farms will construct a large-scale, multi-year investment in Huron, Ohio.
The company is starting a multi-year, three phase construction project which will cover a total of 60 acres and feature the newest and latest state of the art greenhouses equipped with grow lights which extend the growing season. The constructed facility will also include a 272,000 sq. ft. distribution warehouse to support the company’s growing U.S. customer base.
Mucci Farms has already broken ground on the first phase of 24 acres, with the first harvest available as soon as March 2018.
This new, state-of-the-art facility will include the latest grow light technology which simulates sunlight by providing or supplementing the necessary light to optimize plant growth. The use of this grow technology allows for year-round production, keeping its produce “always in season.”
WELL-RECOGNIZED BRAND IN THE U.S.
Mucci Farms already has a sustainable, successful business with a well-recognized brand in a number of large U.S. retailers.
Expanding its operations to include a U.S. growing facility was strategically done to meet its U.S. customer demands for locally grown, year-round, fresh and favourful produce.
Mucci Farms has been exploring a number of U.S. expansion opportunities for the past 18 months and the site located in Huron was a perfect fit due to its easy access to a number of current and potentially new retailer distribution facilities as well as its proximity to corporate headquarters in Kingsville.
The company has enjoyed establishing a number of working partnerships during the development stages of this expansion with the City of Huron and Erie County officials and looks forward to what it expects will be a number of promising opportunities for continued community partnerships ahead.
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Mucci Farms understands the value of supporting all local communities in which it operates and it places equal emphasis on social interests as business interests. The company is confident that there are a number of inspiring things to come with this investment in Ohio and Mucci Farms looks forward to growing with the City of Huron, Huron Township and Erie County.
“The City is excited to collaborate with Mucci Farms in bringing a new, advanced technology to the region,” said Andy White, City of Huron manager. “The impact to this area is expected to be profound and transformational.”
The company anticipates that when the first phase of construction is completed it will be looking to employ up to 100 full-time positions. This number will increase to 250 full-time positions by the completion of the third phase of construction.
“We are extremely pleased to be a part of this next step for Mucci Farms,” said Abbey Bemis, executive director with the Erie County Economic Development Corporation. “The Company’s advanced practices and reputation is well suited for our region and business community.”
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