Henny Penny breaks ground on $10m expansion project

Henny Penny

Henny Penny has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a major improvement project to update and expand a building on its Eaton campus.

The employee-centered project is grounded in Henny Penny’s distinct identity as a 100% employee-owned company and its aim to make a significant, positive impact on its employee-owners, the community, and its customers through the transformative potential of well-being ownership.

Rob Connelly, chairman and CEO of Henny Penny, said the project demonstrates the company’s future direction and commitment to honoring the core values that have guided the company for decades.

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“Henny Penny has enjoyed 65 years of success in what we do because of who we are,” he said. “We have continued to plan with a long view and make decisions that invest in our people and our future, and I think we are better for it.

“Our employee-owners have helped set us apart in our industry and made Henny Penny a thriving, special company. We believe Henny Penny has an opportunity and responsibility to create significant and positive impact. That starts with our employee-owners but has potential to extend far beyond.”

Anticipated to be completed in late 2023, the nearly $10m project will result in a 30,000-square-foot facility, with spaces dedicated to wellbeing – including an expanded 3,500-square-foot onsite clinic and a new 4,000-square-foot fitness room – and shared ownership, with a 17,000-square-foot multipurpose space designed for the company’s 1,000-plus employee-owners to gather.

Its design and layout will support mental, physical, financial, and social wellbeing, along with personal rejuvenation, growth, learning, and collaboration.

This project is the latest in a series of business accomplishments for the Eaton-based company, including employment milestones, multiple expansion announcements, new executive appointments, and its 65th anniversary.

Earlier this year, Henny Penny announced the opening of a satellite office in downtown Dayton.

Last year, the company completed a 150,000-square-foot expansion to its Eaton Building for additional manufacturing and engineering space. Before that, in 2014, the company completed a 45,000-square-foot addition to the Wagner Building.

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