Israel-Based MCP USA, to start new facility for Plastic Meal Trays in Portage, Indiana

MCP IsraelMCP USA, a subsidiary of Israel-based Plazit Industries Group and Kibbutz Hamaapil, is a manufacturer of ready-made meal trays. The company plans to locate its North American headquarters with an investment of $11.38 million to lease and equip a 91,000-square-foot facility at 6750 Daniel Burnham Drive in Portage.

Renovations, which include the build-out of new headquarters office space and the installation of one extrusion line and three thermoforming machines, are scheduled to begin early next year and are expected to complete by summer 2018. The company will produce its heat- and cold-resistant plastic meal trays for customers in the retail, airline, institutional and bakery markets across North and South America.

Eyal Tenenbaume, Vice President of International Sales and Marketing for MCP, said, “Following a long review, Indiana is a very friendly place for new business coming to the Midwest.”

Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce, commented, “When we’re meeting with business executives from around the world, it’s clear that Indiana is truly an internationally-recognized leader in manufacturing. From Japan to Israel to places everywhere in between, companies like MCP understand that Indiana’s location, business climate and skilled workforce are ideal for designing and building products that are used globally. After meeting with MCP’s parent company in Israel in February, I can’t wait to see MCP open their North American headquarters in Indiana next year.”

“Portage continues to excel in the global economy and MCP is just another example of our success,” said Portage Mayor James Snyder. “With our location and the assistance of our state and local economic development teams, Portage continues to be a great choice for top-quality manufacturing companies. We look forward to welcoming MCP and watching them grow and succeed in Portage.”

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