A groundbreaking ceremony held last week kicked-off the largest expansion project in Henny Penny’s 62-year history as it continues investing in the future. The expansion will help the company continue to thrive as a manufacturer of premium foodservice equipment for restaurant operators across the globe.
The project includes a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Henny Penny’s Eaton Building, a 35 percent increase of the company’s current space. It also includes a 25,000-square foot renovation of its Wagner Building. At completion, Henny Penny will have a total of 585,000 square feet on its 60-acre campus and an estimated 70 new jobs.
“We’re on an accelerated growth pace as we continue powering the world’s most demanding kitchens”, said Rob Connelly, Henny Penny CEO. “The expansion of our Eaton-based world headquarters with additional space for production, innovation and employee well-being sets us up for another 62 years of success.”
“Our legacy is state-of-the-art production and making the lives of restaurant operators better by bringing them innovative solutions,” said Steve Maggard, executive vice president. “This expansion will help us continue developing the world’s most reliable, easy-to-use equipment.”
Jennifer Leen, Henny Penny’s director of well-being, added, “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.”
Located at 1219 US 35 West in Eaton, Ohio, Henny Penny’s last expansion prior to this project was in 2014 when it completed a 45,000-square-foot training center.