LEBANON, Ind. — Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging LLC announced the expansion of its Lebanon facility, more than doubling their manufacturing footprint and bringing an estimated $58 million capital investment to the community.
The 340,000-square-foot expansion will include additional production lines and freezer space with increased employment.
The current facility, owned by DP Realty Holdings LLC, at 401 S. Enterprise Blvd., covers just over 215,000 square-feet. Skjodt-Barrett chose Lebanon for their U.S. headquarters location in 2011 and currently employs more than 300 people. The expansion is expected to create 90 additional jobs.
“Today’s announcement is a testament to the forward-looking councils of both Lebanon and Boone County and supports their commitments to bring more opportunity to the area” said founder and Chairman Dan Skjodt.
“The expansion of Skjodt-Barrett’s facilities is great news for our community, and we are excited that they continue to invest in Lebanon,” said Lebanon Mayor Matt Gentry.
Trusted by many of North America’s most recognized brands, Skjodt-Barrett is a leading co-manufacturer of retail ready, re-sealable spouted and non-spouted pouch products. They specialize in product development and manufacturing of baby food, lunchbox fruit snacks, protein smoothies, salad dressing and condiments.
“Boone County is quickly becoming a hub for food and ag-related companies considering the central Indiana region,” said Molly Whitehead, Boone County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director. “We’re thrilled a local company has expanded once again, and we look forward to welcoming similar companies to our community,”
The expansion is set to be completed by end of 2023.