Ontario-based Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC says it will invest $58 million to double its manufacturing footprint in Boone County. The contract food manufacturer and packaging company, whose U.S. headquarters are in Lebanon, says the 340,000-square-foot expansion will include additional production lines and freezer space.
Skjodt-Barrett is a co-manufacturer of retail ready, pouch products, including baby food, lunchbox fruit snacks, and salad dressing.
“Boone County is quickly becoming a hub for food and ag-related companies considering the central Indiana region,” said Molly Whitehead, Boone County Economic Development Corp. executive director. “We’re thrilled a local company has expanded once again, and we look forward to welcoming similar companies to our community.”
The expansion is set to be completed by end of 2023. The company currently employs approximately 300 workers in Indiana. No word on whether the expansion will also include additional staff.
The company also has a manufacturing plant in Canada.