Have you received a package at your front door recently? Enjoyed a bottle of water? Cracked open a jar of pasta sauce? There’s a good chance the adhesive labels on those products came from one of Hancock County’s biggest businesses.
Avery Dennison in Greenfield, Indiana employs about 450 workers and is completing an expansion that will bring its size to about 650,000 square feet. It’s the company’s biggest plant in North America.
The facility produces various label materials made up of a label face, adhesive, and liner. Avery Dennison supplies its label products to a wide variety of customers, who print on them before applying them to their lotion bottles, laundry detergent jugs, and scores of other goods.
Inside the facility is filled with machines spanning hundreds of feet long capable of running material through at a rate of 3,000 feet per minute. Automatically guided vehicles haul rolls of material weighing thousands of pounds.
Avery Dennison started with a 151,000-square-foot facility in Greenfield before expanding throughout its nearly 30 years in the city. The local plant is also engaged in community impact projects that benefit area nonprofit organizations.