Henny Penny began work on the largest expansion in the company’s history yesterday as it hosted a groundbreaking ceremony.
The project will see the manufacturer’s Eaton Building undergo a 150,000-square-foot expansion in addition to a 25,000-square foot renovation of its Wagner Building.
At completion, Henny Penny will have a total of 585,000 square feet on its 60-acre campus and an estimated 70 new jobs.
The company said that the expansion will help it continue to thrive as a manufacturer of premium foodservice equipment for restaurant operators across the globe.
Rob Connelly, CEO of Henny Penny, said “We’re on an accelerated growth pace as we continue powering the world’s most demanding kitchens.
“The expansion of our Eaton-based world headquarters with additional space for production, innovation and employee well-being sets us up for another 62 years of success.”
Steve Maggard, executive vice president, added: “Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions.
“This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”
Jennifer Leen, director of well-Being, stated: “In addition to expanding our production and innovation capabilities, our expanded space will support our efforts to help all employees be the best version of themselves.”
Located at 1219 US 35 West in Eaton, OH, Henny Penny’s last expansion prior to this project was in 2014 when it completed a 45,000-square-foot Training Center.