Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s largest providers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced plans today to locate a new premium delicatessen product manufacturing and research facility here, creating more than 200 new jobs over the next few years. The Sarasota, Florida-headquartered Boar’s Head Brand will construct and equip a new facility on 66-acres of land on the south side of County Road 400 S in New Castle. The facility is expected to be operational by early spring of 2016 and will allow the company to produce turkey, ham and chicken delicatessen products.
“Today’s announcement by Boar’s Head Brand to open a new facility in Indiana and put hundreds of Hoosiers to work demonstrates the confidence that companies have in our workforce,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Our low-cost business environment continues to move Indiana to the top of the list when it’s time for companies to choose where best to grow their business.”
Boar’s Head Brand plans to begin hiring management associates in 2015. Interested management applicants can apply by visiting the New Castle WorkOne Center or www.boarshead.iapplicants.com.
“Boar’s Head will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Castle, and we would like to thank Henry County and the state of Indiana for their support in making this possible,” said Michael Martella, president of Boar’s Head Brand. “We look forward to the beginning of a long-term cooperative business partnership with the state of Indiana. The state offers many opportunities including a low-tax climate and an experienced workforce that create an ideal business environment for our company.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Boar’s Head Brand up to $2,200,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $115,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Henry County is considering additional tax abatement and incentives at the request of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation.
“Our community is honored to join Boar’s Head Brand in their proud tradition of making premium delicatessen products,” said New Castle Mayor Greg York. “I am delighted to welcome them to New Castle.”