Injection molder Phoenix Closures Inc. has announced plans for a new plant in Greencastle, Ind., instead of one it had said it would build in Davenport, Iowa.
The 250,000-square-foot Greencastle facility will be on 57 acres and is scheduled to begin production of food-grade packaging in late 2012, according to the company.
In March, Phoenix had announced it would build a second plant in Davenport, in addition to a facility it has operated there since 2000. The 254,000-square-foot facility was to be located on a 20-acre site.
“For a variety of reasons, we did not pursue our efforts [to] build there,” Phoenix spokesman Giles Miller said in an Aug. 17 email.
Ed Buck, vice president of manufacturing for Naperville, Ill.-based Phoenix, said in a news release: “In addition to meeting our specific manufacturing requirements, the Greencastle site is located near our strategic markets and has potential for growth. The availability of an existing crane bay and rail service made the building a viable option for redevelopment.”
The state and city will provide incentives for the new Greencastle plant in the form of tax abatements, infrastructure improvements and training grants, according to the release.
Phoenix manufactures closures for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and household-chemical industries. Its closures range from 22-120 millimeters.
The privately held company also operates plants in Newport, Tenn., and Naperville, and has a distribution center in Ontario, Calif.
The Davenport plant recently was expanded by 15,000 square feet, Miller said.