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3/7/2018 5:46:00 PM
Cambridge City packing plant plans to hire 100 more employees by summer 2019
SugarCreek at the Gateway Industrial Park Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Cambridge City. Staff photo by  Joshua Smith
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SugarCreek at the Gateway Industrial Park Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Cambridge City. Staff photo by  Joshua Smith

Jason Truitt, Palladium-Item

CAMBRIDGE CITY — When SugarCreek Packing Company began production in Wayne County nearly three years ago, the business promised to eventually hire 400 employees.

Today, the company has already met that goal and announced plans this week to continue growing.

SugarCreek has 406 employees on its payroll, and it plans to add 100 more by the end of June 2019. That announcement was made by Chief Financial Officer Thomas Bollinger during Wednesday's meeting of the Wayne County Council.

Bollinger was at the meeting to speak on behalf of SugarCreek's request for a 10-year tax abatement on $7.1 million worth of new equipment that the company is buying.

"Really, most of these projects are to increase capacity or reduce bottlenecks in current production processes," Bollinger said.

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