Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC), the makers of INDIANA KITCHEN® branded pork products, is officially opening its new 99,000-square-foot cold storage distribution center, alongside its existing pork-production plant in Delphi, Indiana.
“Without question, this expansion is a major milestone in our company’s growth strategy,” says Russ Yearwood, President and Chief Operating Officer of Indiana Packers Corporation. “The expansion allows us to improve inventory logistics, speed up our delivery capacity, and most importantly, better serve our growing regional and global customer base.” The project was officially completed early last month.
Key to the project were several infrastructure improvements, including a traffic study and roadway reconstruction, enabling Indiana Packers Corporation to optimize its existing property. These infrastructure improvements were a result of close collaboration between Indiana Packers and groups like the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation, the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission and the City of Delphi.
The cold-storage distribution center will further advance Indiana Packers’ business and INDIANA KITCHENâ brand strength in a very competitive pork-production industry by significantly improving the company’s inventory-management capabilities.
At the same time, it also reinforces the company’s relationship with the community. “The $23 million project and our recent $40 million dollar bacon expansion, demonstrates our long-term commitment to investing in Carroll County and supporting economic development,” adds Yearwood.
Indiana Packers expects the new distribution center to create approximately 50 new job openings, primarily forklift operators, warehouse coordinators and team supervisors.