Berry Plastics moving 336 jobs to Indiana plants

By The Associated Press

EVANSVILLE — An Evansville-based plastics manufacturer will relocate production from other states to four Indiana plants, creating 336 Hoosier jobs.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Friday that Berry Plastics Corp. will invest $21 million in new infrastructure and equipment at two Evansville plants and two others in Princeton and Richmond. It says the company will begin filling new production jobs at these four Indiana sites early this year.

The IEDC offered Berry up to $2.35 million in conditional tax credits and up to $300,000 in training grants. It says the city of Evansville will consider additional tax abatement for the company.

The company that makes bottles, closures, trash bags, tape and other materials announced in November it would close five plants, including three located in Houston; Kent, Wash.; and Alsip, Ill.

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