Plastic Packaging Manufacturer Expands in Bartholomew County 

Columbus, IN – Drug Plastics Closures, a Pennsylvania-based, family-owned manufacturer of plastic packaging for medicinal, wellness, and lifestyle products, is planning an expansion of its Bartholomew County, Indiana, manufacturing operations, near Edinburgh. Over $14.7 million will be invested in a 60,000 SF expansion that will connect two existing buildings at the company’s site near I-65 Exit 76.  The expanded facility will also welcome the installation of $11 million in new manufacturing equipment, for a total investment of $25,715,000. As a result, 99 jobs will be retained, and the company plans to hire 35 new workers at average salary of $21.84 per hour.

“Drug Plastics operations are at the intersection of two very important sectors to us – plastics manufacturing and consumer healthcare products manufacturing,” said Jason Hester, president of Greater Columbus Indiana EDC.  “As such, we are very pleased to welcome and support Drug Plastics Closures growth and expansion in Bartholomew County, Indiana, today and in the future.”

In support of the company’s expansion plans, the Bartholomew County Council approved property tax abatements that will allow a phase-in of net new property taxes over ten years on the building improvements and over five years on the net new property taxes on qualifying equipment.  The company may also receive support from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, according to Hester.

About Drug Plastics Closures, Inc.

Drug Plastics is a family-owned and operated manufacturing company that has been providing plastic packaging to healthcare companies for 58 years, with customers including global pharmaceutical companies, nutritional supplement providers, and consumer product companies. The company operates eight factories in the USA, producing including production operations near Edinburgh, Indiana.  More information at

About Greater Columbus Indiana Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Greater Columbus Indiana EDC is one of Indiana’s longest serving local economic development organizations, founded originally in 1976 as the Columbus Economic Development Board.  Today, the member-supported, non-profit organization serves businesses and the local governments of Columbus, Edinburgh, and Bartholomew County, Indiana, with professional economic development services, including site search, local incentive guidance, talent attraction and more.   Building on Columbus, Indiana’s renowned strengths in advanced manufacturing, STEM education, and design, Greater Columbus EDC proudly supports the expansions of existing companies while conducting innovative efforts to recruit targeted domestic and foreign direct investment.  More information at

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