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Ecolab Plans $4M Expansion of Indiana Production Plant
April 11, 2018
2 Min Read
The Ecolab plant in Huntington, IN. Image courtesy of Google Maps
Water, hygiene, and energy technology and services provider Ecolab intends to dedicate $4.5 million toward the purchase of new production equipment for Huntington, IN manufacturing plant, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) announced Tuesday.
The upgrade of the 150,000-sq-ft production facility for soaps, sanitizers, and cleaners is scheduled to reach completion this month, enabling the firm to a launch a new product line, according to an IDEC press release. Ecolab also plans to improve its in-line cleaning process during the project in a bid to reduce its water usage.
“Huntington is a great location for our operations, and we value the support we’ve received from the city, county, Northeast Indiana Works, and IDEC,” Eric Bricker, plant manager at Ecolab, said in a statement. “We’re proud to be a member of this community and look forward to our continued growth and success in Huntington.”
The company said it will hire six new manufacturing and logistics workers as part of the expansion, bringing the total headcount at the plant to 111. Constructed in 1919 as Huntington Laboratories, the plant was purchased by Ecolab in 1996.
“Ecolab established a multi-million-dollar distribution center in our community a couple of years ago. The success of that project no doubt contributed to their willingness to invest more in their local manufacturing plant,” Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters said in the IDEC release.
$35,000 in training grants were offered to the company through IDEC to assist in preparing the new employees to work in the plant.
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