Canadian specialty food manufacturer bringing jobs to Michiana

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced Canadian specialty foods manufacturer, Skjodt-Barrett Foods, is expanding its U.S. headquarters in Lebanon, IN.

This comes after the governor met with representatives in Ontario.

The company will invest $43.9 million in the expansion, adding nearly 100 new jobs.

This is the governor's third international job hunting trip in 2014 and follows a trip to Germany and one to the United Kingdom.

"It has been a productive day representing Hoosiers in Toronto," said Pence. "Each meeting has been focused on building Indiana's relationships in Toronto, all with the goal of helping Canadian companies see a greater return on their investment by hiring more Hoosiers. It was exciting, in particular, to visit Skjodt-Barrett's facilities in Canada, knowing that they will soon be bringing more of that technology to Indiana." 

According to the press release, Canada is Indiana's largest export partner, with the state exporting $11.8 billion in Hoosier-built products to Canada just last year."

Updates from the Governor's trade mission, including video clips and photos, will be available at

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