The Austin, MN-basedfood company will pay $15 million to buildthefacility, machinery and equipment, which will employ125full-time employees and will serve as adistribution center for avariety of Hormel products.Hormel chose the Dayton site due to its``environmentally safe land, new infrastructure systemsand easyaccess to major transportation routes,'' saidDayton Mayor MichaelR. Turner.

Pending final approvalby state agencies, the State of Ohio'sDepartment ofDevelopment will provide $400,000 forroadwayinfrastructure, $200,000 for water and sewerimprovements,and $62,500 for job training foremployees. The City of Dayton andthe MontgomeryCounty ED/GE program have approved $300,000 eachforroadway and infrastructure improvements. Constructionis expectedto start late this month.

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