Indiana plant to close, costing 120 workers their jobs

March 8, 2017

A company that makes plastic shipping containers plans to close its Indiana factory, costing about 120 workers their jobs.

Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis said Buckhorn Inc. officials told him Monday the plant would close in the city about 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

He told WANE-TV of Fort Wayne that Buckhorn plans to consolidate its manufacturing operations at its Springfield, Missouri, plant.

Milford, Ohio-based Buckhorn hasn't filed paperwork notifying state officials of its plans, but Ellis believes the closure is more than two months away.

Ellis said the loss of about 200 jobs is "not a mortal blow by any stretch of the imagination" to the city of about 10,000 residents.

The news comes several weeks after truck bed liner maker PendaForm announced it would eliminate about 75 jobs at its Bluffton plant, leaving it with a workforce of between 30 and 40 employees.



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