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OFD Foods to build $25 million facility in Monroe County, N.Y.

OFD FoodsOFD Foods, a supplier of freeze-dried food for the United States Military, will expand its operations for the first time in New York State.

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The company has selected Henrietta in Monroe County to build a new 50,000-square-foot facility to better serve its Midwest and East Coast customer base.

The new plant, which is expected to result in the creation of 30 full-time jobs, will focus on providing contract freeze-drying services in bulk industrial packaging.

As the world's largest custom processor of freeze-dried products, OFD Foods, LLC, produces its own food brands, including Mountain House and Easy Meal, for the Emergency Preparedness, Adventure Meal, and Disaster Recovery markets.

OFD Foods is also the leading supplier of freeze-dried food to the United States Military, consumer packaged goods, private food labels, pharmaceuticals, and provides services and ingredients to major food manufacturers.

In order to encourage OFD Foods to construct their $25 million manufacturing facility in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Empire State Development is providing up to $400,000 in Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant funds.

Headquartered in Albany, Oregon, OFD Foods is a leader in the breadth of uses for adapting freeze-drying technology.

In addition to its Oregon facility, the company also has a commercial office in Japan. The shelf life of its products range from three to 30 years, depending on packaging and customer needs.

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