Dole to add 140 jobs to Springfield plant

Dole plant in Springfield. (Photo/file)
Dole plant in Springfield. (Photo/file)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dole Food Company is growing and that means new jobs.

The company announced a three year plan Monday that adds three new packaging lines and a processing line to the facility at 600 Benjamin Drive.

It will add 140 new jobs and keep the 600 already there.

“Having a national brand the likes of Dole expanding in Clark County is a great endorsement for our community,” said Clark County Commission President Rick Lohnes. “We are happy Clark County will continue to benefit from their growth and success.”

The $9-million expansion will allow the company to produce items like spinach, spring mixes and baby lettuce packages. Those are new product lines for the Springfield plant.

“Our Springfield facility was the best location for us to expand and add this new
capacity,” said John Lochra, plant manager. “This investment will add new capabilities to our Springfield operations allowing us to supply the northeastern portion of the United States more efficiently.”

Dole is one of the world’s leading producers of fresh fruit and vegetable sales. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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