IBC North AmericaandClean Tide Containerwill co-open a new facility in Chillicothe, part of the 18-county metro area served by theKansas City Area Development Council, to manufacture and refurbish intermediate bulk containers. The sister companies will invest more than $5 million in the expansion project and create 87 new jobs.

“The entire Kansas City region celebrates this announcement today along with the addition of more than 80 skilled manufacturing jobs,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO,Kansas City Area Development Council. “American manufacturing is alive and well, and the KC region is an ideal location for the industry to grow.”

The 50,000-square-foot facility will be the third operation center for IBC North America and the fifth for Clean Tide Container. The new Midwest facility is needed to keep up with increased demand, particularly in the agricultural sector. The new location will also allow the companies to provide more efficient service to companies in the Midwest, where both IBC North America and Clean Tide Container have a strong client base.

“Missouri’s extensive resources and friendly business climate play a key role in our ability to grow here, and we thank the state for their continued support,” said Dick Harding, president and chief executive officer of IBC North America. “As we expand into Missouri, we look forward to furthering relationships with our existing Missouri clients as well as developing new partnerships.”

TheKansas City Area Development Council, the city of Chillicothe, Mo.; Livingston County, Mo.; the State of Missouri; Missouri Partnership andKC SmartPortworked together to bring this project to the Kansas City region.