SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A plant-based protein food maker on Monday announced a $310 million facility will open in late 2020.
Greenleaf Foods said the 230,000-squre-foot development on 57 acres will create 470 jobs.
A news release from the Shelby County Development Corp. said the facility will be located east of Interstate 74 and south of State Road 44. The property was acquired by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County officials from First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville in December.
Greenleft products, according to a news release, include the Lightlife Burger and Italian and bratwurst sausage. They are part of a pea protein-based line, along with other products from the Lightlife and Field Roast Grain Meat Co. brands, that will be made at the new facility.
“Our new facility will be a center of plant-based protein excellence that helps accelerate our company’s growth.” – Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf Foods pic.twitter.com/6GTmtWlEGY— Ind. Econ. Dev. Corp (@Indiana_EDC) April 8, 2019
Greenleaf Foods will construct and equip a 230,000-square-foot facility on 57 acres at Interstate-74 and State Road 44 in Shelbyville. This facility is expected to be North America’s largest plant-based protein facility! pic.twitter.com/SDBBUw1dDo— Ind. Econ. Dev. Corp (@Indiana_EDC) April 8, 2019
“Today’s groundbreaking is a significant milestone for the Shelbyville community and for the state of Indiana. I’m confident that our skilled workforce will be a crucial asset, helping support Greenleaf Foods SPC’s growth for years to come.” –@GovHolcomb pic.twitter.com/VYimvrKeM4— Ind. Econ. Dev. Corp (@Indiana_EDC) April 8, 2019