Indiana Packers Corp. has announced plans to open a pork shipping and warehousing facility in Frankfort. The company will invest $2.28 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 65,000 square-foot facility, reports the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

“The location and strong workforce complements our economic growth plan,” said Russ Yearwood, president of Indiana Packers. “Selecting Frankfort for our facility was made possible due to the partnership between Indiana Packers, the state of Indiana, Clinton County and Frankfort officials.”

Operations will begin in August, creating at least 25 jobs initially. A total of 98 jobs will be created by 2016. Value-added processed fresh pork production lines may be moved to the facility in the future, Mayor Chris McBarnes said.

Indiana Packers purchased the 5.9-acre property at 1150 Vermont St., which had been used by Birchwood Foods. Birchwood Foods ceased operations last summer.

Source: Frankfort Journal & Courier