The expansion will be a multi-part endeavor adding 150,000 square feet to its Eaton building and renovating 25,000 square feet of the company’s Wagner building, said Alex Morgan, Henny Penny vice president of brand, said Monday before the company’s groundbreaking event.
“Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions,” Steve Maggard, the company’s executive vice president, said. “This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”
In December, Henny Penny announced a leadership restructuring, with Connelly promoting two executives, Maggard and Carolyn Wall, each to the position of executive vice president.
With about 600 workers in Preble County, Henny Penny has food preparation equipment in more than 100 countries, serving dining chains, health care facilities; supermarkets; and more. The company also has facilities in Paris, France and Sohzou, China.
“In addition to expanding our production and innovation capabilities, our expanded space will support our efforts to help all employees be the best version of themselves,” said Jennifer Leen, Henny Penny’s director of well-being.
Nearly five years ago, Henny Penny embarked on a $7.5 million expansion, adding 44,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space to facilities in Eaton.
Founded in 1957, Henny Penny became an employee-owned company in 2015.