Thermoformer Mullinix Packages Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., is expanding its operations in an $18 million project that will include hiring 60 employees.
The firm serves the food industry, producing dual ovenable crystallized PET containers for freezer-to-oven use, amorphous PET packaging for clean containers and polypropylene containers for microwave-only applications, according to a news release.
The expansion will include a building addition, machinery purchases, equipment and computer hardware, according to the office of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Mullinix officials, including Chairman George Lueken, did not respond to requests for comment before deadline.
Its facility includes 180,000 square feet of manufacturing space and a 200,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center. The firm will add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space and $12 million in manufacturing equipment. The employees will be added through 2006 to a current workforce of 300.
The firm received incentives from the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the city of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Those included $195,000 in training grants and up to $375,000 over 10 years in tax credits.