Johnson praises expansion in Scioto County

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2022

COLUMBUS — State Sen. Terry Johnson, R-14, praised on Wednesday the decision by Benestar Brands to expand their manufacturing presence in southeast Ohio.

Benestar plans to invest $2.5 million into the project, bringing 40 new jobs to Scioto County by 2025.

The company, known for its manufacturing of snack foods, is expanding into tortilla chip production and requires a new location to support the extra capacity.

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“From manufacturing to farming and food processing, Ohio has a long history of leading the nation,” Johnson said. “I’m happy to celebrate the growth of Benestar Brands and their continued confidence and investment in our local workforce.”