Food manufacturer plans $58M expansion, 90 new jobs in Lebanon

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Ontario-based Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC on Tuesday said it plans to spend $58 million to more than double its manufacturing footprint in Boone County.

The expansion is expected to create 90 new jobs at the company, which already employs about 300 workers in Indiana.

The contract food manufacturer and packaging company, whose U.S. headquarters are in Lebanon, said the 340,000-square-foot expansion will include additional production lines and freezer space. The company currently uses 215,000 square feet 401 S. Enterprise Blvd.

Skjodt-Barrett is a co-manufacturer of condiments, smoothies and retail-ready pouch products, including baby food, lunchbox fruit snacks and salad dressing.

“Boone County is quickly becoming a hub for food and ag-related companies considering the central Indiana region,” said Molly Whitehead, Boone County Economic Development Corp. executive director, in written comments. “We’re thrilled a local company has expanded once again, and we look forward to welcoming similar companies to our community.”

The expansion is set to be completed by end of 2023. The company, which arrived in Lebanon in 2011, also has a manufacturing plant in Brampton, Ontario.

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