Berry Global Group Expands Evansville, Indiana, Manufacturing Center
16 March 2018
Berry Global Group, Inc. plans to expand its manufacturing facility in downtown Evansville, Indiana. The company plans to create up to 150 new jobs by 2020.
The company, a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used by consumer and industrial markets, employs approximately 3,200 employees in Indiana. It will invest more than $70 million for new equipment, adding four new thermoforming lines to produce plastic packaging at its manufacturing facility in downtown Evansville.
“We are very pleased to be expanding production at our downtown Evansville facility, and would like to thank officials from the city of Evansville and the state of Indiana, for their on-going support of our growth initiatives,” said Tom Salmon, Chairman & CEO of Berry Global. “Because of support such as this we are able to, in turn, meet our customers’ increased demands, while providing fulfilling and competitive jobs to local residents.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Berry Global up to $1,500,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company's job creation plans and up to $100,000 in training grants. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.
“Global manufacturing companies like Berry Global continue to build products in Indiana that power the world,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “With ongoing growth and job creation in Indiana, it’s clear Berry Global has found a winning solution in our state, taking advantage of our low-cost business environment and skilled workforce. We look forward to witnessing Berry Global's success in Indiana for years do come and we’ll do our part to ensure Indiana is the best place to live, work, play and stay.”
“The city of Evansville is honored to be the home of Berry Global, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing and marketing,” said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “I’m personally grateful to the commitment of Chairman & CEO Tom Salmon for his continued belief in Evansville. Berry Global has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in new technology in our city over the past five decades, creating new jobs with each new investment. Our administration is proud of Berry Global's dedication to Evansville, both in terms of job creation and community involvement.”