Nice-Pak is expanding again. The global producer of wet wipes signed an agreement to start construction on a new plant and distribution center in Mooresville, Ind.
Just last month the company announced expansion in Arkansas to help keep up with demand for its disinfectant wipes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new Mooresville facility will be a 1.2 million-square-foot facility, housing both manufacturing and distribution at one location. It joins a smaller facility five miles down the road that will remain open and is a 147,000-square-foot facility. The new construction is a $165 million investment that will result in 150 additional jobs in Morgan County by 2024, and employ up to 800 associates when fully operational.
Nice-Pak, Orangeburg, N.Y., also has manufacturing facilities in Mooresville, Ind.; Flint, Wales; Wigan, United Kingdom; and Magdeburg, Germany.
"Our new investment in Mooresville is an important milestone in our mission of helping the world stay healthy and well," said Robert Julius, Chairman and CEO of Nice-Pak. " We could not think of a better partner than the Mooresville community in our ongoing efforts to meet the increasing demand for wipes — essential products in helping to protect against COVID-19."
Nice-Pak recently generated independent clinical data showing its disinfectant wipes demonstrate efficacy against the virus that causes COVID-19. The company also introduced a new graphics and branding strategy for their Nice 'N Clean wipes, covering the baby, hand, flushable and surface categories.
Construction on the new facility expects to break ground in March 2021, expecting to be open in May 2022.
"Nice-Pak has been a terrific Mooresville business partner for over 45 years," said Shane Williams, president of the Mooresville Town Council. "The economic impact of their new investment will be significant, and we are thrilled that the company has chosen to expand in our community."