IVC employees enjoy a catered lunch Friday in celebration of the plant becoming ISO 9000 certified.
Not long before the plant opened in October, 2002, the land where IVC Industrial Coatings sets on County Road 300 E was vacant.
Today, the company employs 32 people and pays an average of $10,50-$11 per hour, said General Manager Bud Beverly on Friday.
Employees and management were treated to lunch catered by Ambrosini's of Terre Haute in celebration of the company's ISO 9000 certification.
The certification is required by various companies with which IVC does business.
"It is a quality standard you have to adhere to," said David Hill, quality control manager. "A lot of our customers require it."
ISO 9000 certification took IVC about six months to achieve. The certification requires IVC to keep accurate records, proving the plant meets the standard.
IVC manufactures colored, powder coatings, primarily for shelving and racks.
Powder coating is found on many types of products, including clothes washers and dryers. It is a more durable alternative to liquid paint, Hill said.
IVC owns several plants around the world, Beverly said. The plant in Clay County was built in part because the company's owner, Mike McCracken, is from Indiana and his father lives in Spencer.