Lebanon flavoring company to add 100 jobs in $30M expansion

Butler, Warren counties part of regional hub for top flavor companies.


An international giant in the fragrance and food flavoring industry plans a new $30 million manufacturing facility in Lebanon that could create 100 new jobs over the next three years.

Mane Inc. announced the food products plant on Monday. It expects to start construction later this year on the “state-of-the-art” seasoning facility at its Lebanon campus and open the expansion next year.

“We need more capacity and want to upgrade our equipment and technology to the latest and greatest available in the market,” said Tim Grinstead, vice president of operations for Mane. “We see continued growth opportunities in the seasoning markets …”

Grinstead specifically cited increased demand for products that are not genetically modified and/or organic.

“… Consumers are drawn to these product lines,” he said.

Prior to this newly announced expansion, Mane within the last five years had completed an approximately $60 million project to expand its manufacturing facility and build a headquarters and research and development building in Lebanon.

“Lebanon was chosen to take advantage of locating the new facility on the same campus as the other facilities already in operation, as well as the support provided by the city of Lebanon, Warren County and the state of Ohio,” Grinstead said.

Mane already makes seasonings at locations in Lebanon and Milford, but it is a growing business line for the French-based flavors company, Grinstead said. The company’s seasonings are used in a variety of product lines such as the snack markets for major branded products as well as store branded product lines, he said.

The expansion will grow the company’s current employment in Lebanon of about 400 workers to about 500 in the coming years.

Including sites in Woodlawn and Milford, total Greater Cincinnati employment is now about 500 employees with potential to grow to about 600 once the seasonings expansion is completed, according to Mane.

“The company’s commitment to investment and growth of their business is a great asset to the Lebanon community and the region,” said Jason Millard, economic development director of Lebanon.

Greater Cincinnati, including Butler and Warren counties, is one of the leading hubs for flavor companies in the U.S. because of the region’s base of beverage and food processing companies, officials for the National Association of Flavors and Food-Ingredient Systems previously told this news outlet.


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