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Pickle producing facility will bring 51 jobs to Newcomerstown

| April 2, 2024
From left, (Left) Shawn Starlin, Project Manager at Team NEO; Marla Akridge, Executive Director of Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corp. and Newcomerstown Mayor Pat Cadle.

NEWCOMERSTOWN (WJER) (April 2, 2024) – The village is going to be home to a pickle producer.

Vienna Beef Ltd. on Monday announced plans to open a pickle producing facility on Enterprise Drive in the former Caito Foods Service building. It will create 51 new jobs with a payroll of $2.7 million.

Mayor Pat Cadle is happy to welcome the 129-year-old food processor and distributor.

“It’s exciting to get them in there,” he said. “You hate having empty buildings.”

Cadle says the 100,000-square-foot building has been vacant for a couple of years. It was built in 2000 but Cadle says it’s in great shape.

Newcomerstown worked with the Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation, Team NEO, JobsOhio, and the Ohio Department of Development to court Vienna Beef. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday approved tax credit assistance for the project.


Vienna Beef Ltd., a well-known food processor and distributor famous for its traditional Polish sausage, Italian beef, and authentic fixings, has announced that it will open a facility in Tuscarawas County. The facility will produce pickles and provide cold storage, creating 51 new job opportunities. Today, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority meeting approved the project for tax credit assistance, as per the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD).

Vienna Beef, the popular Chicagoland deli meat company, has reported increased demand for refrigerated pickles sold to various food service outlets and restaurants across the United States. The company has acquired a facility at 500 Enterprise Drive in Newcomerstown to keep up with this demand and expand its operations further. Covering an area of over 100,000 square feet, this facility will provide the necessary space for Vienna Beef to continue its growth.

The Newcomerstown facility will be the third pickle facility, adding to the current locations in California and Florida.  “The opportunity to add to capacity and locations will allow Vienna Beef to grow the Chipico brand, said Jack Bodman, President & CEO of Vienna Beef. “ This Newcomerstown location is a positive addition to the effort, and we welcome the opportunity to work with the local community, farmers, and government to benefit the local economy over the long term.”

Ohio’s favorable logistics contributed to Vienna Beef’s decision, as this location allows the company to access existing and new markets easily.

A team consisting of  Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation, the Village of Newcomerstown, ODOD, JobsOhio, and Team NEO worked with Vienna Beef to ensure the company chose the Northeast Ohio Region for its new facility.  

“The Village of Newcomerstown welcomes Vienna Beef and looks forward to working with them for many years to come,” said Mayor Pat Cadle. We have been impressed with their leaders and feel their company will be a great addition to our community.”

“Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation is proud to welcome Vienna Beef to Newcomerstown,” said Marla Akridge, Executive Director for Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation. “This company is a perfect fit for our rural community, and purchasing a vacant building is better yet. The opportunity will serve as a huge boost to the area, bringing long-term employment and short-term work for local contractors tasked with preparing the facility for occupancy. We look forward to eating a lot of pickles.” 

“This is a great opportunity for Tuscarawas County, with 51 new jobs and an associated annual payroll of more than $2.7 million,” added Team NEO Chief Executive Officer Bill Koehler. Along with our local partners, ODOD and JobsOhio, we are sure Vienna Beef will continue to prosper in the Northeast Ohio Region.”   

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