Silver Bridge Coffee Company, LLC., headquartered in Gallia County, Ohio announced today plans to expand its manufacturing and distribution space to accommodate increasing product demand. The company, a woman-owned and family supported business, imports fine Fair Trade and organic coffee from around the world and sells to major grocery chains, independent grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and bakeries throughout Ohio and the United States. They also ship coffee all over the US via their website.
“We are increasing our manufacturing and distribution space in Gallia County with the goal to increase productivity, develop new product lines and to meet growing customer demand,” said Lorraine Walker, President of the company. The company, founded in 2008, carefully roasts 100% Arabica coffee, uses the most natural flavoring available in the market today to produce a unique flavored coffee and also produces single serve pods to be used in Keurig style brewers. Walker added, “Our success is based upon our commitment to quality and the freshness of the coffee we produce. She added, “Silver Bridge Coffee is experiencing growth from our online sales, our expanding retail footprint, and as consumption increases among our loyal customer base.”
The Jobs Ohio-OhioSE team worked closely with Silver Bridge Coffee Company on the expansion project, which will receive a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant to assist with machinery and equipment costs.
”Silver Bridge is an excellent entrepreneurial success story for southern Ohio, and we and our partners at JobsOhio welcome its continued growth in Gallia County,” said OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “Silver Bridge’s locally manufactured products are featured in major grocery stores across the Midwest and we look forward to the company’s continued growth.”
Melissa Clark, the Gallia County Administrator who worked on this project as the Director of Economic Development, attributes much of Silver Bridge Coffee’s success to the entrepreneur spirt of Lorraine Walker and her family as well as the local workforce. “Lorraine and her family pursued a dream that began 12 years ago and have never wavered from their goal to provide fresh coffee blends with unparalleled quality. The people of Gallia County value hard work, workforce education and training for new skill sets, and the amazing quality of life in the region,” said Clark.