SHELBYVILLE—More than 400 new jobs are in Shelbyville’s future.
A company that makes plant-based burgers, sausages and other vegetarian meat alternatives plans to build a plant there and eventually employ 460 people.
Elmhurst, Illinois-based Greenleaf Foods made the announcement Monday.
The facility is planned for a 57-acre site in Shelbyville and should open late next year and be fully operational in 2021.
Shelbyville is about 35-miles southeast of Indianapolis, on I 74.
In a press release, Greenleaf said the 230,000-square-foot plant will more than double the company’s production capacity “to meet the surging consumer demand for its portfolio of brands.”
“Out new facility will be the center of plant-based protein excellence that helps accelerate our company’s growth,” said Greenleaf President Dan Curtin. “Our