Royal Interpack North America Inc. is spending $12 million to make recycle-content PET clamshell containers in Anderson, Ind.
The new project will create up to 135 new jobs during the next three years, according to the company, which also operates an integrated PET bottle recycling plant, extrusion and thermoforming operation in Riverside, Calif.
“Indiana is a key strategic location in our expansion plans due to its proximity and logistical access to target markets,” said Visanu Chawla, CEO of Bangkok-based Royal Group, parent company to Royal Interpack North America, in a news release.
The new site in Indiana will serve as a hub for the company to serve customers in the Midwest, East Coast and Canada, the company said.
RPNA is leasing and renovating a 40,000-square-foot facility and expects to produce 24 million pounds of clamshell containers annually.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is providing up to $675,000 in conditional tax credits based on job creation.
“RNPA may be one of Indiana's first Thai businesses, but if trends continue, other companies from the region will be soon to follow,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement.
RPNA was founded in 2011. The company said it expects to begin operations in Indiana by late April.
The company also operates a 200,000-square-foot facility in Chonburi, Thailand.