150 new Valley jobs on the way

150 new Valley jobs on the way


Two state agencies signed off on two projects that will bring more than 150 new jobs to the Mahoning Valley.

The Ohio Development Financing Advisory Council today approved a $600,000 Ohio Research Development and Investment Loan for Zidian Manufacturing Inc. of Boardman. The company plans to invest $11 million in an expansion project that will create 58 full-time jobs and retain 58 full-time jobs.

The investment at the company’s facility on McClurg Road will include $6.5 million in building investment, $3.8 million in machinery and equipment and $740,000 in other investments.

The average hourly rate for all new positions will be $12.75.

The Ohio Job Creation Tax Authority today approved job creation tax credits valued at $102,085 for Mom’s Meals.

Mom’s Meals, a fresh-food production company, is putting the finishing touches on its new 20,000-square-foot facility on Commissioner Drive in North Jackson in the former home of Heather Creek Foods, which closed earlier this year.

It hopes to create at least 50 new jobs — both hourly and salary — in administration, cooking, packaging, shipping and receiving.

Read more in Tuesday’s Vindicator and at Vindy.com.

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