Seed company plans $60M central Indiana expansion

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ATLANTA, Ind. (AP) — An agricultural seed company plans a $60 million expansion of its central Indiana headquarters that will include new research labs, greenhouses and seed processing facilities.

Executives of Beck’s Hybrids and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the expansion during an event

Wednesday at the company’s headquarters near the Hamilton County town of Atlanta.

The company’s project will include renovating its current facilities and buying new equipment. It expects to start the expansion work this summer and hire up to 100 more employees within the next few years for the facility about 25 miles north of Indianapolis.

Company president Sonny Beck says it has had significant growth in the past few years.

The family owned company specializes in seeds for corn, soybean, wheat and forage products. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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