More than 200,000 frozen sliders produced at local plant

White Castle will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at its Vandalia production plant.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will join White Castle’s CEO Bill Ingram, President Lisa Ingram, dozens of team members and Vandalia city officials for the ceremony at Stonequarry Crossings.

Ohio-based White Castle built the $19.4 million production facility near the Dayton International Airport and opened it in December 2013. Workers are producing more than 200,000 frozen original Sliders, Cheeseburgers and Jalapeño Cheese Sliders that are sold at the company’s retail locations.

The nearly 80,000-square-foot building was built on a 17-acre plot and is expected to employ 120 team members by 2017. The Vandalia frozen food plant is the third for White Castle; the other two plants are located in Covington and Louisville, Ky., according to company officials.