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King’s Hawaiian plans to construct a production facility in Indiana



Taylorsville, Indiana – Plans to construct a bakery production facility south of Indianapolis were confirmed on Thursday by a national roll manufacturer recognized for its unique sweetness.

Irresistible Food Groups, a California-based company, plans to construct the King’s Hawaiian production plant in Bartholomew County, next to Taylorsville, an unincorporated area, off of Interstate 65. Shoppers at Indiana Premium Outlets may be the ones who are most familiar with that interstate exit.

“King’s Hawaiian intends to invest up to $180 million to construct and equip a more the 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art bakery and production facility where they expect to employ nearly 150 people with an average wage of $29.94,” says a news release issued Thursday from the manufacturer and the Greater Columbus Economic Development Corp.

Situated on 88 acres on the opposite side of I-65 from the mall, the facility will be situated near the southeast corner of the Taylorsville exit. That is roughly forty minutes’ drive south of Indianapolis’ city center.

The facility is scheduled to open in late 2026 or early 2027.

According to the release, the Bartholomew County Commissioners promised an additional $646,000 from county economic development funds, and the Bartholomew County Council recently approved the allocation of up to $2.7 million from its Rainy Day fund to pay for upgrades to offsite water, sewer, and road improvements. Additionally, a 10-year tax phase-in abatement on the facility’s real and personal property investments was agreed to by both the corporation and the government officials.

Indiana Economic Development Corp. will provide up to $200,000 in worker training grants and $400,000 in infrastructure improvements to the local community through the Industrial Development Grant Fund, totaling $1.8 million in tax credits. After hiring Hoosiers, the business is eligible to receive state incentives.

King’s Hawaiian maintains production plants in Oakwood, Georgia, and Torrance, California.

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