Clabber Girl to undergo expansion, restoration
Published: Sunday, October 1, 2006
Updated: Sunday, September 13, 2009 08:09
October 24 will mark the groundbreaking for the Clabber Girl expansion project. Clabber Girl will be beginning construction on their new facility at Ninth and Wabash in downtown Terre Haute. This new 70,000 square foot building will house new state-of-the-art machinery encompassing new things, said Teresa Shaffer, Clabber Girl public relations manger. Clabber Girl's current production line includes corn starch, baking soda and more. This new facility will enable Clabber Girl to starting making a new baking mix and brownie mix, Shaffer said. "The new machinery will also be able to segregate all allergens from ingredients such as gluten, tree nuts, and peanuts." This new machinery adds flexibility to production lines by enabling the lines to be modified quickly and efficiently to switch products being made with little down time, she said. This new expansion is estimated to cost $8 million. The construction will be done by Thompson Thrift. This new facility should create 40 new jobs over the next few years. Clabber Girl has also been working on the restoration of the Clabber Girl building. This building had its first open house in 1892. "Every single brick is being restored on our building, restoring all the natural beauty to the building," Shaffer said. "When the restoration is complete, the building will look as beautiful as it did in 1892." For more information on the Clabber Girl building project, call Shaffer at 812-232-9446.