[R54] Food company announces 400 jobs for Wayne County (9/11/2012)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Start Date: 9/11/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 9/11/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM
STATEHOUSE – Sugar Creek Packing Co. announced plans to bring 400 jobs to Wayne County which is represented in part by State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

The family-owned food manufacturer intends to invest $28.5 million in renovation of the Indiana Gateway Industrial Park, located at the interchange of I-70 and State Road 1 in Cambridge City. The facility is expected to be operational in late 2013.

“I am pleased to hear Sugar Creek is expanding its business to Indiana,” said Rep. Saunders. “This news is wonderful for Wayne County, and I know Sugar Creek will be able to fill these new positions with a skilled workforce.”

According to a release put out by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Sugar Creek began in 1996 as a bacon company in Ohio. Today, Sugar Creek focuses on proteins (pork and turkey bacon, bacon bits, meatballs, pizza toppings and chicken products), sandwiches for retail and wholesale channels, meal components and made to order “specialty” products. They currently operate five facilities in Ohio and Kansas.

Indiana was recently recognized as the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth best nationwide according to the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012 study.

“Companies recognize Indiana as a top choice for business expansion,” said Rep. Saunders. “We will continue to create a climate that is conducive to job creation and work on ways to strengthen Indiana’s economy.”

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