Land O’Frost, Inc., the nation’s third-largest producer of pre-sliced, pre-packaged lunchmeats, and a producer of specialty sausage products, announced plans today to relocate its headquarters from Lansing, Ill. to Munster, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2014. Land O’Frost will invest $6.4 million to move its corporate headquarters from Lansing to a 3 acre-campus in Lake County. Construction on a 25,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to begin next summer and is expected to be completed in 2014.
Land O’Frost currently employs 40 professionals at its headquarters and more than 1,100 manufacturing employees at its four production plants, located in Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas and Nebraska. The company will begin to transition its headquarters staff to the new Indiana facility after construction is completed.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Land O’Frost, Inc. up to $750,000 in conditional tax credits. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority will support the project through its Deal Closing Fund. Also, the town of Munster offered funds using revenues generated from the issuance of a tax increment financing bond.