Indiana Food Plant Reopening Pushed Back

A food-processing company says it has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana. Sugar Creek Packing Co. officials say the delay comes because of changes in construction plans for a sewage treatment plant near Cambridge City.

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) β€” A food-processing company says it has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana.

Sugar Creek Packing Co. officials say the delay comes because of changes in construction plans for a sewage treatment plant at the former Really Cool Foods plant near Cambridge City.

Project manager Timothy Sparks tells the Palladium-Item that the company's retrofitting of the factory is going according to schedule. The Washington Court House, Ohio-based company had planned to begin limited production in July 2014, but has delayed that until early 2015.

Really Cool Foods had about 130 workers when it shut down in 2011, having never come close to its plans for having 1,000 employees. Sugar Creek bought the factory last year and plans to eventually have 400 workers there.

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