Processor puts the brakes on $28m factory plans

By Jenni Spinner contact

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Plans to reopen the Really Cool Foods processing plant in Indiana have been delayed.
Plans to reopen the Really Cool Foods processing plant in Indiana have been delayed.

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Sugar Creek Packing Co. has delayed the reopening of operations at a shuttered food processing facility.

Sugar Creek Packing representatives report the $28m expansion of the former Really Cool foods plant is going according to schedule. However, plant personnel cannot report for duty until construction plans are altered to accommodate a sewage-treatment plant.

Before the announced delay, Sugar Creek Packing had anticipated a soft opening in July 2014. The new projected start date is sometime in the first half of 2015.

Really Cool Foods shut down its Cambridge, Indiana plant in 2011 after filing for bankruptcy. Sugar Creek purchased the facility in 2012 and revealed plans to transform it into a 400-staff operation processing bacon, turkey bacon and other protein products.

The project has been helped along by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. which contributed a maximum of $2.85m in performance-based tax credits. The organization also offered up $175,000 in training grants, based upon the firm’s anticipated number of new jobs.

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