C&M Fine Pack Inc. plans to add new equipment and employees to a plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., its second expansion there in two years.
The company, based in San Bernardino, Calif., is spending about $2 million to add thermoforming equipment at the 118,000-square-foot facility, said Anita Yamanaka-Bryan, vice president of operations for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance. The project is to be completed in the first quarter of 2005, Yamanaka-Bryan said Sept. 14.
The firm already is hiring workers and will add 55 by the time the expansion is finished, she said. The plant will have 400 workers in total. The facility thermoforms food packaging - including trays, lids and boxes - and extrudes sheet for those applications.
Andrew Falcon, C&M Fine Pack president and chief executive officer, did not return several telephone calls seeking comment.
The Allen County alliance, a private development group based in Fort Wayne, helped secure tax abatements for equipment and training, Yamanaka-Bryan said. The group worked with several regional and state sources to offer the incentives, she said.
C&M Fine Pack doubled the size of the Fort Wayne plant in 2002, investing $28 million in the building and new equipment. The facility was built in 1989.
The company is owned jointly by food-packaging maker Chuo Kagaku Co. Ltd of Kohnosu City, Japan, and Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corp.