UNION CITY, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana county has approved the construction of a dog food additive plant after a similar facility passed their smell test.
Randolph County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rezone 20 acres near Union City so Nebraska-based Naturally Recycled Proteins can move forward with plans to build a $10 million plant at the site about 75 miles east of Indianapolis.
The Star Press of Muncie reports the three commissioners travelled to one of the company's plants in Iowa to talk to neighbors and assess odors after some nearby residents raised concerns that the up to 68 jobs the plant would create might not be worth the impact on their quality of life. They worried the plant would emit a foul odor.