MonoSol broke ground Sept. 12 for its new plant in Lebanon, Indiana.
The $72 million, 150,000-square-foot production facility is MonoSol’s sixth manufacturing plant and its fourth in Indiana. The company makes water-soluble films for single-unit-dose laundry and dishwasher detergents, personal care, food ingredients and agricultural products.
Construction on the site, in Duke Realty’s Lebanon Business Park, began early this spring. When the plant is completed in late 2020, the company expects the facility to employ up to 90 workers. MonoSol currently employes nearly 600 workers at its three plants in Northwest Indiana and its headquarters at Merrillville, Indiana.
Company and local officials also participated in a traditional Japanese Daruma good-luck ceremony. A Daruma doll is one of the most popular lucky charms in Japan and is thought to help fulfill wishes. At the beginning of an important project, leaders paint one eye of the doll. When the project is completed, they paint the other eye in celebration of wishes being fulfilled.