The Hercules Trouser Company was one of several new companies coming into Jackson and was one of the earliest to do so. The company moved into the facility in 1951, after the city council approved the construction of the building in 1950 specifically so the company could open a branch in Jackson. The company had another facility in nearby Wellston, Ohio. The next major industry that came into Jackson was the frozen food industry with Chun-King. Chun-King later became Bellisio Foods Inc. under the original owner of Chun-King, Jeno Paulucci. Today, Bellisio Foods Inc. is the largest employer in the city of Jackson. Other new industries that came to Jackson include Goodyear in the 1960s and Merillat in the 1970s.