CALEDONIA — Opus Packaging Group Inc., a West Michigan-based packaging company, plans to build a new plant in Whitestown, Ind., located about 22 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
The company expects to invest $3 million to build the new 170,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and outfit it with new machinery, according to a statement. The Caledonia-based Opus Packaging, which employs 375 people at existing locations in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, plans to add up to 43 new jobs by the end of 2022.
With the expansion, Opus Packaging will add capacity to serve clients in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. The building is scheduled for completion in July 2019.
“Opening our new manufacturing facility in Boone County greatly enhances our ability to better serve our customers as we expand our reach in the Midwest,” stated Opus Packaging co-owner Butch Stoner, calling Whitestown “a good fit” for the company.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is supporting Opus Packaging’s expansion with $240,000 in performance-based tax credits.
“As a state, we’re working hard to maintain a pro-growth business climate that supports job growth and attracts new companies like Opus Packaging from across the country and around the world,” Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said in a statement.
Opus Packaging includes Action Packaging Inc., Safeway Packaging LLC, and Wabash Container, which it acquired in March, as MiBiz previously reported.