Dansons Peebles LLC, a specialized manufacturer of pellet fuels for the BBQ industry, today announced it is expanding in Peebles, where it will create 21 new jobs. Dansons is investing $6.2 million in a formerly shuttered facility that will immediately meet its feedstock needs.
“Dansons is excited to be expanding our operations into Peebles OH with the opening of our first BBQ wood pelleting plant,” said Jordan Thiessen, Chief Operating Officer. “We will be producing BBQ wood pellets under the Pit Boss and Louisiana Grills brands. We have been blessed with a great team that we are continuing to grow as there is a high demand for BBQ pellet products. We are also very thankful to have partnered with the JobsOhio-OhioSE team to provide some funds that we are continuing to invest into the Peebles facility. Dansons is a family owned and operated business located in Phoenix, AZ. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to purchase the Peebles facility and look forward to engaging with the community and growing the business together.
Demand for the BBQ industry continues to increase, and Dansons is meeting that demand as well as creating well-paying jobs in Adams County. The new operations will utilize the area’s abundant hardwood and a thriving sawmill industry, turn this hardwood product into a reliable source of fuel in the form of pellets for grills.
Southern Ohio’s positive business climate-particularly the low tax structure and exceptional logistical advantages- were cited as other location decisions. This investment poises Dansons for future growth in a hot market of grilling-their company’s primary focus.
JobsOhio and OhioSE worked closely with Dansons on the project, which is being supported with a $75,000 JobsOhio Grant. Local support comes from Adams County Economic Development and the Adams County OMJ to assist with workforce needs.
“The Dansons Peebles, LLC investment is a great example of utilizing existing facilities and hardwood feedstock together to meet a company’s growing needs. Our location provides access to eastern markets as well as an available workforce ready to support the operation,” said Katy Farber of OhioSE. “We and our partners at JobsOhio are pleased to welcome Dansons to southern Ohio and thank them for their investment in the OhioSE region.”
“We are always excited to welcome companies who are investing in our area and appreciate the confidence Dansons Peebles, LLC has in Adams County, where every job created brings prosperity to a local family,” stated Adams County Economic & Community Development Director Holly Johnson. “Many thanks to all who made this possible! “
The company, headquartered in Arizona, is an industry leader in the grilling industry, manufacturing both wood pellets as well as well-known grill brands: Pit Boss and Louisiana, and the Country Smoker. This particular location will focus solely on wood pellets for the grilling industry.