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Eli Lilly to close Terre Haute animal enzyme plant

August 14, 2014

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. says it will close its Elanco animal enzyme plant in Terre Haute by early 2016 as part of a consolidation.

Lilly spokesman Ed Sagebiel told the Tribune-Star that the Indianapolis-based company is consolidating all of its animal enzyme manufacturing to a site in Great Britain.

He said the plant closure will affect 23 plant employees, all of whom will be offered comparable positions at a Lilly plant near Clinton that employs about 500 workers. Clinton is about 15 miles north of Terre Haute.

The Terre Haute plant makes animal feed enzymes that help animals digest food more efficiently, boosting farm productivity.

Lilly purchased the Terre Haute plant in 2012. The property is along the Wabash River in an area targeted for development by an economic development and beautification group called Riverscape.

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