Food Processing Industry in Cleveland

  • Ambaflex
  • Brand Castle
  • Combi Packaging Systems
  • Cres Cor
  • Daisy Brand LLC
  • Fresh Mark, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Kaufman Container
  • Nestlé USA
  • Nickles Bakery
  • Park Farms
  • PepsiCo
  • Pierre’s Ice Cream Company
  • Shearer’s Foods
  • Smith Dairy
  • J.M. Smucker Company
  • Summer Garden Foods
  • Sugardale Foods


MAGNET assists advanced materials manufacturers, as well as
other manufacturers, in adopting innovative manufacturing
strategies and techniques.

The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT)

The CIFT provides technical innovations and solutions to the
food processing, agribusiness and agricultural sectors of the

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

The OARDC is the largest and most comprehensive agricultural
bioscience research and development center in the country. It
collaborates with more than 150 global corporations annually,
providing an accelerator environment with individual offices, labs
and other working areas.

Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR)

The PAAR is a facility within the OARDC designed to enable
researchers to study microscopic organisms that present serious
health risks to plants and food producing animals. The PAAR
facility is a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) containment laboratory. It
is one of only two BSL-3 labs in the country that can do research
on large plants and animals. This is a tremendous asset that
develops new diagnostic tools, treatments, vaccines and genetically
resistant animals and plants that reduce economic losses from
disease and pets and make our food supply safer.

  • The Cleveland Plus region contains a trained talent pool of
    nearly 18,000 food manufacturing and production workers.
  • The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical
    Institute’s Regional Food Processing Training Consortium
    provides companies with cost effective technical and industrial