MonoSol to Break Ground on Lebanon Plant
Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC will Wednesday break ground on its $72 million manufacturing facility in Lebanon. The 150,000-square-foot building will bring 89 jobs to the Boone County city when it opens in 2020.
The facility will manufacture water-soluble films used in such products as laundry and dishwasher detergent pods. Plans for the the company’s fourth Indiana location were first announced in March.
MonoSol is a subsidiary of Japan-based Kuraray. In addition to remarks from MonoSol and Kuraray leaders, as well as state and local officials, the groundbreaking event will feature a daruma doll ceremony. The company says daruma is a lucky charm in Japan and at the beginning of an important project, leaders paint one eye of the doll, with the other eye being painted when the project is complete to celebrate "wishes being fulfilled."
Lebanon was chosen for the facility after a nationwide search. MonoSol has additional operations in operations in Portage, La Porte, Duneland, the United Kingdom and Japan