A Florida-based food packaging film supplier is expanding its presence in southwest Indiana. Phenix Specialty Films has broken ground on a new technical service hub and distribution center at the North Warrick Industrial Park near Elberfeld with plans to create up to about two dozen jobs over five years.
Financial details for the full project were not disclosed. However, a spokesperson for the Warrick County Economic Development Department tells Inside INdiana Business the company is investing about $750,000 in the project’s first phase.
The first phase will include a 10,500-square-foot facility will house a technical center, as well as warehouse and office space. The company says it plans to expand in the future and bring additional jobs.
“We were looking for a site with forward-thinking local leadership, a strong work ethic and a strategic location with good access to interstate transportation,” said Joe Dobinski, managing partner of Phenix Specialty Films. “Warrick County is the perfect fit for the future of our company.”
Phenix also has a facility in Evansville.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Phenix up to $400,000 in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs.
The news comes about two weeks after Warrick County officials announced work had begun on a 100,000-square-foot shell building at the industrial park.