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We are a Different
Kind of Partner.

What makes working with us different is our unique ability as a non-profit to deliver solutions and support innovation through direct services as well as vast resources of an extensive network.

Tell Us Your Needs,
And We Will Find You The Answers And Solutions.

Industries We Serve

We work with food and manufacturing companies of all sizes to enhance overall economic performance. Whether you are just starting your product or you have hundreds of employees on the production floor, our experienced experts are ready to help. Our two teams, food team and manufacturing team, provide services from product development to workforce solutions and everything in between.

Food Processing

Finding new opportunities and optimal solutions in every stage of food production for almost 25 years.


Strengthening and growing Northwest Ohio manufacturing through best practices and operational advancements.

Small business

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

Our Values

the voice of the food industry

Watch Our Latest Food Stories
Documentary Short.

In 2001 there were two women in Fortune 500 CEO roles. In 2021 there were 45. Things are changing, including in the food industry.

Jobs Created/
Retained (#)
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Retained Sales ($)
Cost Savings
New Investments

(2021 – 2022) *All Data as Reported by Clients Through a Third Party Survey

Delivering Resources and Solutions
Across the Food, Manufacturing and Agriculture Sectors.

Mark Sandridge
Sandridge Food Corporation

The Sandridge Food Corporation values it’s relationship with CIFT… Their worldly knowledge on so many subjects is one of the first places we call when challenged with an opportunity for improvement …….. they are leaders in helping our company find the right solutions in these challenging times.


Dustin Brinkman
Brinkman’s Cannery and Greenhouse
Cannery Manager

Collaborating with CIFT’s engineering team took a huge burden off my shoulders, freeing me up to do the necessary in-house work that comes with day-to-day operations. The work was quick and efficient, and the system was designed and installed smoothly.


Bob Grote
Grote Company

If I don’t know where to turn, I’ll call CIFT. They either have someone on staff to help or they know someone who could. They are a connector that you can trust when you don’t know where to turn.


Tell us how we can help you.

    Our Phone:
    Our Address:
    5555 Airport Highway, Suite 100
    Toledo, OH, 43615-7320

    Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK)

    13737 Middleton Pike
    Bowling Green, OH 43402