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Public Outcry Gets Packaging Plant Proposal Withdrawn

The company wanted to build a $100 million facility.

A corrugated packaging manufacturer withdrew a proposal for a factory in Greenwood, Indiana, following public feedback. 

The site plan from Saica Pack USA included a request to rezone about 42.7 acres of residential land. 

Residents voiced their opposition with a petition that collected over 115 signatures. 

The Daily Journal, a local publication, cited residents who said they did not want the land to become industrial.

Saica planned to invest approximately $100 million in the proposed 390,000-square-foot facility.

According to city documents, the proposed location would have employed nearly 100 full-time workers with average hourly wages of $39.86.

The facility reportedly would have been used for producing corrugated boxes and not as a paper mill.

An attorney for Saica said the company was still considering the next steps for the project.

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