Indiana Packers to open new facility in Frankfort

Indiana Packers Corporation, a Midwest pork producer, announced it will build a new warehouse and shipping facility in Frankfort, Ind., according to the Indy Star.

The company plans to invest more than $2 million to purchase and renovate a 56,500-square-foot building in Frankfort. The investment will also go toward purchasing new equipment, the Indy Star reported.

This will be the company's second facility in Indiana and it hopes to have it operational by August, according to CBS affiliate WLFI. Indiana Packers currently employs 2,000 workers in their Delphi, Ind., pork packing plant and this expansion is projected to create 98 new jobs by 2016.

The company will be looking to fill a variety of positions, WLFI reported. There will be manufacturing positions as well as management and operations staff needed.

"The food processing industry is very important, agriculture is [a] $16 billion industry in Indiana and we are thrilled to see the expansion here in Frankfort," Indiana's Lieutenant Gov. Sue Ellspermann, stated.

Expanding businesses should partner with manufacturing and operations recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their positions. Operations recruiters have the time to search for experience professionals while the businesses can focus on equipping and opening new facilities.