Polycon Industries Inc. is set to break ground Wednesday on the $15 million, 150,000 square-foot expansion of its facility in Merrillville. Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb will be on hand to celebrate the expansion, which is expected to create up to 100 jobs by the end of 2017.
The plastics manufacturer announced the expansion plans earlier this month. The company says when complete, its operations will cover 325,000 square feet and will make it possible to increase production of blow-molded, high-density polyethylene stock and custom plastic containers.
Polycon currently employs more than 130. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company began hiring for the new positions earlier this month.
The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Holcomb will be joined by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith, along with members of the Lake County Indiana Economic Alliance and the town of Merrillville, among others.