Thursday, March 19 2009
We have very good news on the economic front for Evansville. Berry Plastics has chosen Evansville for the construction of an $ 80 million expansion. This move will bring as many as 150 new jobs. We congratulate Major Jonathan Weinzapfel for working this out and we congratulate Berry Plastics, one of Evansville finest corporate citizen to make this commitment here in Evansville.
Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Evansville
A major economic development announcement is planned for this afternoon in Evansville. City officials say it involves hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in new investment. Executives from Berry Plastics Corp. will join Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman and Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel for the announcement at the Aztar Executive Conference Center.
In January, Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel told Inside INdiana Business city officials would be doing "everything under the sun" to convince Berry Plastics to locate a new production line in the city.
Berry plans to invest $80 million and create more than 150 jobs with the new facility. The company already has its headquarters located in Evansville.
Source: Indiana Economic Development Corp., City of Evansville and Inside INdiana Business