EATON — On Thursday, Oct. 29, Henny Penny celebrated the opening of its new 46,000 square-foot expansion with area business and government leaders and capped off the special evening with a ribbon cutting.
The new expansion includes a high-tech training center within Henny Penny’s Wagner Building (located west of the company’s headquarters on U.S. 35.) The training center brings a test kitchen, training room, a 90-seat auditorium, and a lounge area for special events and employee gatherings.
The expanded facility also includes additional manufacturing and office space.
According to company officials, nearly 1,000 people — both customers and partners — are trained on Henny Penny products and services each year. According to Henny Penny’s Jeff Frymier, HP’s own employees average more than 40 hours of training per year.
“This expansion will provide the resources to take our training program to the next level,” Rob Connelly, president and CEO of Henny Penny said. “This dedicated high-tech space fits right in line with our goals to continuously innovate and provide the highest-quality customer service. We’re excited to see how this space will make us better and give our training and product development teams the tools they need to be successful.”
Henny Penny is one of the country’s leading designers and manufacturers of cooking, holding and display equipment. This most recent expansion was the company’s fifth since its establishment in 1957, according to officials.
A community event and open house is slated for the spring of 2016, Frymier noted in a press release. More information regarding the event will be provided when it is made available.
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