Ohio-based Kaiser Pickles says it will expand operations in Aurora with plans to add up to 20 new jobs by 2022. The company plans to invest nearly $2.2 million to build a 17,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse in the Dearborn County city.
Kaiser began with one production line in its 46,000-square-foot facility when it started in Aurora in 2017, and has since expanded to four lines and a second shift to meet demand.
“It’s an exciting time for Kaiser Pickles as we celebrate 100 years of our company and expand our footprint in Aurora,” said Kim Speed, president and chief operating officer of Kaiser Pickles. “The company keeps growing generation after generation, and our Aurora operations will support this success and demand of our products. We appreciate the continued support from the Aurora community, Dearborn County and the state of Indiana.”
The company says construction on the new warehouse will begin this month and is expected to be complete by June 2022.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Kaiser up to $140,000 in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs. The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission will consider additional incentives.