You process, manufacture and grow amazing products while facing new challenges every day.

We are THE resource to help you tackle them - continuous improvement, technology acceleration, safety, supply chain and beyond.

SBMG - a new CIFT initiative

Providing resources and mentorship opportunities for participants, our aim is to help small businesses tackle the challenges needed to grow and scale.


5 Hidden Costs Driving Up Your Plants Energy Costs

Our Director of Manufacturing shares his insights on the energy costs that are often overlooked that can result in big savings.

CIFT Events

From the latest industry experts to training your workforce, CIFT events offer resources and solutions. Check out our latest line up.

CIFT Announces the Winners of the 2019 Ohio Signature Food Contest

CIFT President & CEO Rebecca Singer, and Adam Sharp, Executive VIce President, OFBF, joined on stage by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, announced the winners.

We have worked with hundreds of food companies, equipment suppliers, service providers, university researchers, governmental agencies, legislators, general manufacturers and many more.

Our team is comprised of industry experts who specialize in identifying opportunities and creating partnerships that deliver outcomes that drive growth across the entire business spectrum. These partnerships are anchored by the resources CIFT has spent a quarter of a century creating and building bridges to. If you have an issue hindering your growth or competitiveness we have a solution.

From small to large, serving Ohio producers for 25 years.

Food Processing

Partnering to find new opportunities and optimal solutions in every stage of food production for almost 25 years


Helping strengthen and grow Northwest Ohio manufacturing through continuous improvement strategies and operational advancements.

Small Business

Supporting food entrepreneurs to scale up from a recipe to national sales potential and all steps in between.


Utilizing and demonstrating emerging technologies and identifying market opportunities for economic growth.

Assisting new and growing businesses.

CIFT works with small and startup companies through our kitchen incubator, providing product development guidelines, resources, marketing direction and more.

Join our team.

Are you hard-working, creative, and innovative?  Then you're our type!  Check out our career opportunities page.

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