GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Meijer, a retailer that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, has signed on to build its first Ohio-based dairy production facility in the Dayton region. The Tipp City, Ohio, plant will employ 103 and produce milk and a variety of other dairy products for Meijer’s stores as part of the $100 million investment.

“Meijer is very pleased to continue our investment and growth in Ohio,” said Rick Keyes, executive vice-president of supply chain operations and manufacturing for Meijer. “With 42 stores and a major distribution complex, Ohio is a very important state for us. This new facility will help support our continued growth as a company as well as our continued success in Ohio.”