ANDERSON, Ind. — Recycled plastic rigid food packaging maker Royal Interpack North America (RPNA) is locating its midwest operations in Anderson. The company is investing $11.86 million in the project, which will create up to 135 jobs in the next four years.

RPNA is a member of the Thailand-based Royal Group, which also operates a fully-integrated PET bottle recycling plant and an FDA-approved extrusion and thermoforming operation in Riverside, California. The company will lease, renovate and equip a 40,000-square-foot facility at 3619 W. 73rd Street in Anderson. With building upgrades already underway, the company expects to be operating in the facility by late April, producing approximately 24 million pounds of clam shell containers annually for fruits, vegetables, bakery, deli and other food service items that are sold to processors, packers and distributors, with plans to increase capacity to 50 million pounds by 2016.

“Pick a point on the map, and you’re likely to find the home of a Hoosier employer,” said Gov. Mike Pence. “Indiana is scattered with international companies, each choosing to locate their U.S. operations right here. RPNA may be one of Indiana’s first Thai businesses, but if trends continue, other companies from the region will be soon to follow.”


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