New Indiana Packers facility to add up to 98 jobs in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A new facility in Frankfort will bring up to 98 new jobs to the area by 2016.

On Monday, Indiana Packers Corporation announced it will open its second Indiana facility.

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann joined company executives for the announcement on Monday.

Indiana Packers are planning to spend nearly $2.28 million to purchase, renovate, and equip a more than 56,500 square foot plant.

Indiana Packers President Russell Yearwood said the facility will be located at the old Birchwood Foods building on Vermont Street.

The pork product producer currently employs 2,000 full-time workers and plan to begin hiring for the new facility this summer.

“They will be warehouse and manufacturer positions along with a course of staff of managers and management office staff to help coordinate the operations. We’ll move warehousing, some distribution over to this direction and then eventually growing from that stand point up to almost 100 jobs,” said Yearwood.

“The food processing industry is very important, agriculture is $16 billion industry in Indiana and we are thrilled to see the expansion here in Frankfort,” said Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.

Yearwood said he expected the plant to be operational by August.

Those interested are able to apply at the company’s Delphi facility or at a WorkOne Center.

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