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What is our Membership?

Our members are food processors, food equipment manufacturers, service providers, academic institutions and associations that represent the entire industry.

Our mission is grounded in the idea that collaboration and communication are key drivers to innovation and growth.

That mission is what our consortium has been doing for over 25 years. Through joint projects, extensive networking and more, we have helped drive market expansion, built relationships and delivered innovation throughout the state of Ohio.

Throughout the year our members engage in networking events both in person and online to share the latest perspectives and information that impact the food industry.

“As we look to innovate and add new technology to benefit our customers, we are very pleased with the results of our CIFT membership and look forward to continuing the partnership” - Bob Grote - CEO, Grote Company.

Our Innovation members represent established food processors as well as industry leading service providers in the food processing space.

They are investors in collaborative projects with the CIFT team and other members for exploratory technologies that will have long term impact for their businesses as well as the food industry as a whole.

Our Signature level members represent mid-sized and growing food processors, manufacturers for the food industry supply chain, and associations from across the state of Ohio.

Signature members work closely with our CIFT team and other members on projects designed to accelerate growth and competitiveness.

“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” - Mark Sandridge - CEO - Sandridge Food Corporation