Shearer Foods new potato chip plant announcement
    On April 8, 2008, Shearer’s Foods, Inc. officially announced their plans to build the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold Certified food manufacturing plant in the State of Ohio. Chief Executive Officer Bob Shearer and the Shearer’s Management Team were joined by local, state and national officials including Lt. Governor Lee Fisher and Congressman Ralph Regula, when making the announcement at the Shearer’s corporate headquarters in Brewster, Ohio.

    With LEED Gold Certification, this facility will comply with the U. S. Green Building Council’s requirements for the reduction of energy and atmosphere emissions, water conservation, waste reduction, associate sustainability, and minimization of the site’s environmental footprint. The new manufacturing plant represents Shearer’s firm commitment to the social responsibilities of our community and our environment.

    Schumacher Construction has been selected to build the new facility on a 14-acre site in the Nova Technology Park located in Massillon, Ohio. John Picard of Canton, Ohio, with more than 20 years of innovative design experience, has been selected as the site architect. Ground breaking is planned for mid-July 2008 with production targeted for the summer of 2009. The 150,000 square foot building will house manufacturing and warehouse operations as well as the Shearer’s corporate offices. The new facility is being constructed in response to tremendous growth in market demands, as well as new product development opportunities. Shearer’s is the nation’s leading producer of kettle-cooked potato chips.