Future uncertain for occupant of Marion factory

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The future is uncertain for a plastics packaging facility that had moved into a vacant central Indiana factory with the prospect of hiring more than 300 workers.

The TriEnda facility opened in late 2008 in part of Marion's closed 1 million-square-foot Thomson television picture tube plant. Kentucky-based Spara LLC is buying Wisconsin-based TriEnda, but Spara vice president Mikk Carr tells the Chronicle-Tribune the company isn't yet sure what will happen with the Marion plant.

Marion development director Darren Reese says city and state incentives to TriEnda were renegotiated as it failed to meet benchmarks and that the company hadn't received incentives for a couple years.

TriEnda announced last year that it was laying off an undisclosed number of employees in Marion. In 2009, the facility said it had 70 employees.

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