Indiana Packers to expand, add up to 91 new jobs

(Courtesy: Indiana Packers)

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — During a trade mission to Japan, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said that Indiana Packers and parent company, Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation, are planning a $40 million expansion to operations in Delphi which will add up to 91 jobs by 2016.

In a statement, Indiana Packers Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Russ Yearwood said the new facility will enable the company to produce more Indiana Kitchen-branded bacon.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company up to $475,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $28,000 in training grants based on job creation plans.

The announcement comes in the middle of a weeklong trade mission for Pence and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Pence said he’s also spoken with other Japan-based companies with a presence in Indiana.

“The opportunity to be here at the [Midwest] U.S. Japan Association Conference — to be in front of hundreds of business executives and then to have the chance, as we did today, to sit down with senior leadership at Subaru…and other companies that already have a presence in Indiana — I think [it] will continue to bear fruit in jobs and opportunities for Hoosiers for years to come,” said Pence.

Indiana Packers Corporation is a joint venture with Itoham Foods and processes pork and bacon for the United States, Japan and Mexico. It currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees at its two Indiana operations in Delphi and Frankfort.

The company plans to begin hiring for production line positions immediately. Click here to apply.

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