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The little detergent pod that dissolves in your washing machine or dishwasher is drumming up big business for an Indiana manufacturer. Merrillville-based MonoSol, LLC, makes the films that encapsulate Tide Pods and Cascade Pacs—to name just two—that are taking the market by storm. In response to explosive demand for these unit dose cleaning pods, the company recently announced plans to build a new facility in Portage—even before last year's expansion in LaPorte was complete. Describing the films' swift success as "a dream come true," MonoSol President and Chief Executive Officer P. Scott Bening says this could only be the beginning: global rollout for the household products is only one-third complete, and there's even more film technology in the pipeline.
The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card recently issued by Conexus Indiana, the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) leaves no doubt that Indiana has moved well beyond the Great Recession. Manufacturing and logistics are thriving in Indiana
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