You manufacture amazing products, process incredible food, and grow the crops that feed the economy.

We are THE resource to help you grow and stay competitive.

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 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.


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

We have worked with hundreds of food processors, manufacturing 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.

Resources and News

COVID 19 Information and Resources

Resources and information on the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis and how it relates to the food industry and manufacturing.

Food Processors

Meat Industry Resource Page

Information and resources to specifically support the meat industry

Food Processors

Repurposing Project

Governor DeWine has asked for help from all of us to locate and manufacture the products to help our fight and protect healthcare workers in our fight against COVID-19. If you think you can help click below.

Manufacturing Resources

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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