Washington Court House, Ohio-based Sugar Creek Packing Co. announced it plans to locate a manufacturing operation in the former Really Cool Foods production facility in Cambridge City, Ind., creating up to 400 new jobs by 2016.
Sugar Creek plans to invest $28.5 million to expand and refurbish the 77,000 square-foot plant in the Indiana Gateway Industrial Park, which is expected to be operational in late 2013.
The facility will include additional refrigeration space and the enhancement of utilities capabilities. Although the product portfolio for the plant has not been determined, the company expects to focus on the “ready to eat” sales category.
Sugar Creek currently operates plants in Washington Court House, Dayton and Hamilton, Ohio, and in Frontenac, Kan., making products including pork and turkey bacon, bacon bits, meatballs, pizza toppings, chicken products, sandwiches, meal components and specialty products.
“Sugar Creek wishes to thank the people of Cambridge City, Wayne County officials and the (Indiana Economic Development Corporation) IEDC for the tremendous welcome they have shown us, and for taking the time to understand our business and the challenges manufacturing faces in today’s business climate,” said Thomas Bollinger, chief financial officer of Sugar Creek, in a statement.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Sugar Creek Packing Co. up to $2.85 million in conditional tax credits and up to $175,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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