Ohio food company plans to reopen Indiana plant

September 20, 2012
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The Associated Press  

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. — Food-processing company Sugar Creek Packing Co. plans to reopen an eastern Indiana plant where an organic food company had planned to have 1,000 workers before shutting down last year.

Sugar Creek has announced that it plans to spend $28.5 million to expand and refurbish the former Really Cool Foods plant near Cambridge City, Ind., and have it back in operation late next year.

The Washington Court House, Ohio-based company has five facilities in Ohio and Kansas and prepares a variety of raw and fully cooked products for domestic and international customers, including pork and turkey bacon, bacon bits, meatballs, pizza toppings and chicken products. It also produces sandwiches for retail and wholesale channels. It expects to potentially have 400 workers at the Indiana plant by 2016.

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Sugar Creek bought the plant in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court sale. Really Cool Foods had about 130 workers when it shut down last year.

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