ELWOOD, Ind. — Red Gold, a tomato products company based in Madison County, announced Wednesday a 'new wave' of jobs resulting from an investment in high-speed labeling equipment.
The line began operating this month at the company's primary canning facility in Orestes.
The new equipment produces more than 100 cases of product per minute, a rate more than double that of the previous line.
"We always wanted a high-speed can labeling line of this magnitude," said COO Beau Reichart. "Red Gold is America's largest producer of fresh canned tomatoes with over 3,200 different labels to manage over a wide variety of packaging sizes. On top of that, consumer demand in grocery stores has just been incredible.”
The company said despite the increased automation, there is still a need for "experienced and trained operators for each major part of the line" and has career opportunities for high school graduates in a variety of manufacturing areas.