Pork processor plans $41 million expansion in Indiana

A large north central Indiana pork processing plant plans to expand and add more than 90 workers by the end of next year.

Indiana Packers Corp. and its Japan-based parent company Mitsubishi Corp. announced Tuesday that a $41 million expansion of its Delphi operations will create 91 jobs. It said it plans to begin hiring for production line positions immediately.

Delphi is about 75 miles northwest of Indiana, near Lafayette.

The joint venture with Itoham Foods processes pork and bacon for the United States, Japan and Mexico.

Indiana Packers President Russ Yearwood said the expansion will allow the company to produce more bacon sold under the Indiana Kitchen brand.

The company already has more than 2,000 full-time employees in Delphi and Frankfort.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Indiana Packers up to $475,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $28,000 in training grants based on the job-creation plan.

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