Indiana Packers Corp. (IPC), the Delphi, Ind.-based maker of INDIANA KITCHEN branded pork products, announced plans to construct a 99,000-square-foot cold storage distribution center, alongside its existing pork production plant in Delphi. 

“Without question, this expansion is a major milestone in our company’s growth strategy,” says Russ Yearwood, president and COO. “The expansion allows us to improve inventory logistics, speed up our delivery capacity, and most importantly, better serve our growing regional and global customer base.” 

The project is expected to be completed by August 2017. 

Key to the project are several infrastructure improvements, including a traffic study and roadway reconstruction, enabling IPC to optimize its existing property.

“We appreciate the close working relationship with the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation and the city of Delphi,” adds Jon Revord, vice president of engineering. “Through the efforts of these groups plus the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission, they were able to assess our needs and find a way to help us drive this project toward a successful conclusion.” 

The cold storage distribution center will further advance IPC’s business and INDIANA KITCHEN brand strength by significantly improving the company’s inventory-management capabilities.

At the same time, it also reinforces the company’s relationship with the community.

“The $23 million project and our recent $40 million bacon expansion demonstrates our long-term commitment to investing in Carroll County and supporting economic development,” adds Yearwood.