J.T.M. Food Group Breaks Ground on New 193,000 Square Foot Manufacturing Plant and Distribution Center on Harrison Campus


HARRISON, OH – Jan 7, 2017 – J.T.M. Food Group, a national leader in the creation of fully cooked menu solutions for the foodservice industry, broke ground today on a new manufacturing plant at its headquarters in Harrison, OH. The new facility will increase capacity as J.T.M. continues to expand its reach, which now includes thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, food distributors and retailers throughout North America. The new facility will be supported by state-of-the art distribution center. Construction on the distribution center began in August of 2016.


Dozens of J.T.M. employees and members of the Maas family gathered to celebrate with a ceremony and reception at the proposed plant site on Industrial Drive in Harrison. The Most Reverend Dennis Schnurr, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, kicked off the ceremony by blessing the site, family and J.T.M.’s staff members on hand. Maas family members – Jo Ann, Tony, Jack, Joe, Jerry and Mary Lou – lifted the first shovels of dirt to officially kick off the new construction project.


“This new facility is an exciting step forward for our company and a direct reflection of the passion and dedication of our employees,” said Tony Maas, President of J.T.M. Food Group. “Our team is committed to innovation and growth, and that approach is creating more and more opportunity for J.T.M. to flourish. Being a national leader in the school foodservice and foodservice distribution industries, it is vital to continue to stay ahead of trends and opportunities. This new facility will give us the capacity to meet the needs of our growing national customer base. The expansion will also help us continue to provide the highest standard of quality products and services for years to come.”


With a smoother, more efficient production line, J.T.M.’s new facility is expected to produce nearly 1.8 million pounds of additional “kettle” products (burrito fillings, mac and cheese, sauces, dips, soups, chili, etc.) each week. Once the new plant is completed, J.T.M. will have the initial capacity to produce an additional 90 million pounds of “kettle” cooked product annually, with additional capacity readily available. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art technology that will both increase production speed and improve safety, reinforcing J.T.M.’s strong commitment to employee and food safety.


“This expansion will not only benefit J.T.M.’s national customer base, but will positively impact our local community as well,” added Tony Maas. “Our family-run business has been a part of the Harrison community and Greater Cincinnati for decades, and this new investment only deepens our roots here. We’re truly blessed and grateful for this opportunity to grow as it will benefit our employees, family, customers and community.”


For more information, please contact Brad Nelson, J.T.M. Food Group Director of Marketing at bradnelson@jtmfoodgroup.com or call 513-367-3685 ext. 143.



About J.T.M. Food Group

Family owned and operated since 1980, J.T.M. Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver superior results to the food service industry. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, J.T.M. serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, food distributors and retailers throughout North America. In 2016, J.T.M. was named the 65th largest private firm on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list. For more information, visit www.J.T.M.FoodGroup.com.