A Perrysburg manufacturer has announced expansion plans for its Wood County site where it plans to add more than 90 new jobs. Recognized as a world leading producer of odor control products, Fresh Products LLC will invest nearly $10 million in new machinery to accommodate increased demand and expanding markets.
Fresh Products is a family-owned business started in 1971. Manufacturing is done at the Perrysburg headquarters where it produces superior odor control products for distribution worldwide. Its product line includes restroom fresheners, wall mounted fresheners and car/truck fresheners.
With its product reach expanding across the globe, Fresh Products considered other locations for the expansion, but ultimately chose to reinvest in Northwest Ohio, citing the quality workforce and market access.
“We have an incredible group of people who have made this growth possible and it’s important we demonstrate our commitment to them,” said Doug Brown, President, Fresh Products. “Our employees have a high skill level which is why we continue to invest and train.”
Fresh Products, with currently more than 200 employees, attributes its success to a concentration on three areas: strong manufacturing, innovation, and a focus on away-from-home air freshening products. “Focusing on these three areas allows us to be significantly better,” Brown said.
In working with the Regional Growth Partnership and JobsOhio, Fresh Products received a grant to support the company’s purchasing of new machinery and equipment. In addition, the company received approval for a Job Creation Tax Credit through the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. Those new jobs are expected to be added over several years.
“Fresh Products is an Ohio-headquartered company that has high demand for its goods in homes and businesses in every corner of the country,” said Dana Saucier, JobsOhio vice president and head of economic development. “That success is driving Fresh Products’ growth, which is great news for the 90 Ohioans who will be added to its talented workforce in Wood County.”
Expansion work is expected to begin in early 2020.