TIFFIN — TPC Food Service has announced that it has purchased the former GE Plant, 401 Wall St., Tiffin, and will be moving to the new location and expanding its operations with the purchase of a Michigan-based cheese producer in 2019.
TPC has 90 employees in Tiffin and expects to hire about 10 more employees locally for the new operation.
TPC purchased the property for $700,000 and expect 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 of Camden, Michigan, that TPC purchased in 2019 for $288,000.
The building, which 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.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented: “In these tough economic times, it is very encouraging to see the strength and resiliency of our community. TPC is a great example of that and is growing and succeeding here. We applaud their investment.”