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J&J Packaging to Grow Its Sunman Indiana Facilities

SUNMAN, Ind.- J&J Packaging, a provider of contract packaging services, announced today will grow its gift card packaging division, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2013. 

The company, which provides paperboard and thermoformed packaging services and supply chain solutions to customers in a variety of industries, plans to invest more than $2.5 million to upgrade equipment at its facility at 924 S. Meridian in Sunman.

J&J Packaging, which currently employs nearly 500 associates in the Ripley County community, plans to begin hiring additional packaging and distribution associates by the end of the year, as additional equipment is phased in at the plant. Interested applicants should apply in person at the Sunman facility.

"Our location gives us a great advantage in serving the population base of the United States.  Indiana's help has made it a positive experience in promoting our success as a business during tough economic times while being a good employer to our employees.  We will endeavor to keep a close relationship with the state leadership into the future," said Bob Leitgabel, chief executive officer of J&J Packaging.

Founded in 1987 in Sunman, J&J Packaging is made up of a thermoform, packaging and gift card division and its folding carton division. The company's expansion is due in large part to its growing gift card packaging line of business and a spike in demand for its gift card bundle packs.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered J&J Packaging up to $200,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The town of Sunman will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Ripley County Economic Development Corporation.

J&J Packaging is an established manufacturer of gift card packaging. They have leveraged their ability to manage data, provide paperboard packaging, thermoformed packaging and full service contract packaging to become a single source provider of all the parts needed to produce the gift card multipack. In addition J&J offers complete inventory and supply chain solutions that reduce lead-time and allow fast response to gift card packaging orders.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Mitch Roob serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.  For more information about IEDC, visit  

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