By NICK DUTRO, Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
TIFFIN – TPC Food Service purchased the former GE Plant and will be moving and expanding its operations to include a cheese business purchased by the company in 2019. TPC has 90 employees in Tiffin and expects to hire about 10 more for the new operation.
TPC purchased the property for $700,000 and expects to update the building for use as its distribution hub and for production of TPC Cheese, a cheese grinding and packaging operation, formerly Kuster’s. TPC purchased the Camden, Mich., company in 2019 for $288,000.
The building at 401 Wall St. was built in 1946 and operated by General Electric in Tiffin, most recently was the home of Atlas Industries.
Established in 1952, TPC Food Service is a distributor of food, paper and janitorial products located in Tiffin. Now in its fourth generation, TPC has been a family-owned company since its inception, and today has accounts throughout Ohio as well as Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
“When this building became available, we took the opportunity to not just grow TPC, but to bring TPC Cheese to Tiffin, which was always our intention. We’re excited to start a new chapter for TPC in Seneca County,” said Tom Maiberger, President and CEO of TPC Food Service.
“In these tough economic times, it is very encouraging to see the strength and resiliency of our community,” said Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz. “TPC is a great example of that and is growing and succeeding here. We applaud their investment.”
Nick Dutro is development manager for the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partership. Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at tiffinseneca.org.