Pork packer planning to produce 98 positions at Indiana plant

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A pork-products-producing subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsubishi Corp. plans to set up a logistics center about 45 miles northwest of Indianapolis, creating nearly 100 jobs by 2016, the state announced Monday.

Indiana Packers Corp. said it will spend $2.3 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 56,500-square-foot facility on 5.9 acres in Frankfort in Clinton County.
The company will use the facility for fresh-pork shipping and warehouse-receiving operations when it opens in August.

Indiana Packers, based in Delphi, produces 3.5 million pounds of fresh pork daily. The 23-year-old company, which employs about 2,000 workers in Indiana, is best known for its Indiana Kitchen brand of smoked-pork products. It sells to retail and food-service customers in 32 countries.  

Jobs at the Frankfort facility will include production-packaging, warehouse and logistics positions.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Indiana Packers up to $400,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $139,500 in training grants based on the company's plan to hire 98 workers. The city of Frankfort will consider additional property-tax abatement.



  • Support your local farmer, or Japanese sharecropper
    "Indiana Kitchen" pork, brought to you by the makers and importers of the all-new, 4-door Galant.
  • fun with alliteration
    nicely done...

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