Pa­per straw maker open­ing new north­east­ern In­di­ana plant

Tulsa World - - Work&money -

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A pa­per straw man­u­fac­turer says it's open­ing a new plant in north­east­ern In­di­ana and ex­pects to add jobs.

The an­nounce­ment came Thurs­day from Aard­vark Straws. The com­pany says in a state­ment that the Fort Wayne fa­cil­ity should be op­er­at­ing in Fe­bru­ary, cre­at­ing more than 100 jobs.

Gov. Eric Hol­comb said in a state­ment Fri­day that the com­pany is an “im­por­tant part of our state's diver­si­fied man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor.” The state says the com­pany could cre­ate more than 200 jobs by the end of 2021. The In­di­ana Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Corp. of­fered con­di­tional tax cred­its based on Aard­vark's job cre­ation plans.

The com­pany had said in Au­gust it could ex­pand its work­force. Its prod­ucts are an al­ter­na­tive to plas­tic straws, which are be­ing banned or re­stricted in some places.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.