Soybean processor to build $500 million plant in Ohio

Nov. 3, 2023
The new facility will feature integrated crushing, edible oil refining, and lecithin production and packaging capabilities.

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced plans to build a new soybean processing plant in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The company, which specializes in the processing of agricultural goods, will invest $500 million into the project, generating 100 new jobs for the area. The new facility will feature integrated crushing, edible oil refining, and lecithin production and packaging capabilities. According to the governor’s office, there are about 26,000 soybean farmers in Ohio, with soybeans having a $5.3 billion annual impact on the state’s economy. 

In a recent quote, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said, "Soybeans are Ohio's top exported agriculture product, so we are very excited to welcome LDC to Upper Sandusky. This new facility will not only bring in new jobs, but it will also lead to new avenues for growth and innovation in Ohio's agricultural sector."



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