Kalmbach Feeds, a leader in the animal nutrition industry and manufacturing of animal feed, announced plans for a significant expansion of its main warehouse and logistics facility in Wyandot County, Ohio. The project will bolster the company’s critical growth in its bagged feed markets and enhance access to Kalmbach Feeds’ products around the country. Kalmbach Feeds is headquartered north of the City of Upper Sandusky, and its new expansion located in nearby Crawford Township.

The project will create 40 new jobs with an associated annual payroll of over $2.6 million. Total capital investment of $12 million for the Kalmbach facility shows the company’s ongoing commitment to its Wyandot County location and history. The expansion includes a new 100,000 square-foot warehouse.

Established in 1963, Kalmbach Feeds is a second and third generation family-owned and operated business in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. What started as a small grind and mix mill has now become a regional leader in the animal nutrition industry.

“We are blessed to see increased demand for our products from existing and new customers. This warehouse addition gives the space we need to fill customer orders quickly and serve more customers every day.”

– Paul Kalmbach, Jr., Kalmbach Feeds President

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development (WCOED) and its member partners are proud to support the ongoing profitable growth of fellow member Kalmbach Feeds in Wyandot County. The WCOED worked with the Wyandot County Commissioners and Crawford Township Trustees to facilitate an Enterprise Zone agreement helping to decrease real property tax liability as a result of the development.

“Kalmbach Feeds has been a staunch supporter of so many efforts in Wyandot County. We are blessed to have a high-growth, family-owned, industry leader located in our rural community, and we're happy to assist in its latest local investment.”

– Greg Moon, WCOED Executive Director

Both JobsOhio and its Northwest Ohio regional network partner, the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), provided support for the project through the offering of an Economic Development Grant to help defray investment costs.

“Northwest Ohio has a deep agricultural heritage, along with outstanding infrastructure, talent, logistics and innovative solutions. With the support of JobsOhio, this expansion by Kalmbach Feeds further solidifies Northwest Ohio as a leading location for investment within the food processing and agribusiness industry.”

– Dean Monske, president and CEO of the RGP

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development (WCOED) assists existing local businesses in their profitable growth and actively works to recruit new businesses to improve the overall economic viability and quality of life in Wyandot County, Ohio.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development organization serving 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. As a private nonprofit development corporation, the RGP is dedicated to fostering regional, national and international business investment opportunities across the region. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. Visit www.rgp.org for more information.

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