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Packaging maker plans plant in Indiana
A West Michigan manufacturer of packaging is establishing operations and creating 43 jobs in Indiana.
Caledonia-based Opus Packaging Group plans to invest nearly $3 million to construct and equip a new production facility in Whitestown, Indiana by the end of 2022, according to the state’s economic development corporation yesterday.
The 170,000-square-foot building will house several new pieces of machinery, allowing the company to increase its production for clients in Indiana and other parts of the Midwest.
Construction is underway and expected to be complete by July.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company a performance-based tax abatement of up to $240,000 for the project.
The company is hiring various workers for the new facility: customer service, maintenance, machine operators and assistants, forklift drivers, CDL drivers, sales and management.
Opus Packaging group is a family of companies with four other locations: Action Packaging, with facilities in Caledonia and Jackson; Safeway Packaging in New Bremen, Ohio; and Wabash Container in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
The company has 375 employees nationwide.