BROOKVILLE — Jenny Rogers addressed council on the services provided by the Pak-Rite Industries facility, located at 1 Collective Way.
“We are a family-owned business that started in Ecorse, Mich.,” Rogers, human resources manager for the company, said.
“We have been in business for 75 years as of this year. That is a great accomplishment for a business,” Rogers continued.
Rogers said Pak-Rite selected Brookville for the largest-ever expansion in the history of the company.
“We literally started in Brookville with a folding table and some folding chairs,” Rogers said.
Rogers noted the Brookville facility began operations in August of 2021 and continues to grow.
Rogers said the Brookville facility strictly packages after-market products for Ford.
Rogers indicated 25-30 trailers of boxed products are delivered to the Brookville facility every day.
“What we do when the trailers are unloaded is unbox that product. We rebox the product, according to the customer’s specifications, and the reboxed items are shipped out to what we call depots,” Rogers said.
“From there, the parts will go to their final destination, whether it be to mechanics, car dealerships or auto part stores,” Rogers continued.
Rogers indicated the company has 200 full-time workers.
“All the employees work first shift, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” Rogers said, adding entry-level employees are paid $17 an hour.
“What’s your target employee number?” councilmember Curt Schreier asked.
“We’re looking to grow to 230 employees right now, but that could change,” Rogers replied.
Rogers said Pak-Rite is happy to be in Brookville.
“We are grateful to be part of this community,” Rogers said.
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