Decatur Plastic Products, a manufacturer of custom injection-molded plastic parts and components, plans to expand its operations in North Vernon, Indiana. The company plans to create up to 40 new jobs by 2019 in Jennings County.

The company will invest more than $3 million to update its equipment and provide training opportunities for employees at its facility located near Highway 7 in Jennings County, allowing its team to acquire the skills needed to serve Decatur Plastic Products’ customers. As part of the company’s growth, Decatur Plastic Products will offer its associates injection molding and safety training, as well as leadership and career development courses.

“Geographically, Indiana is a great location with access to multiple major metropolitan areas and shipping lanes,” said Robert Riley, President and CFO for Decatur Plastic Products. “In addition, there is significant manufacturing within and around Indiana, the state government seeks out mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses in order to foster growth opportunities, and there are a number of great academic institutions within the state, such as Purdue, Indiana, and Notre Dame.”

As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Decatur Plastics Products Inc. up to $75,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

Decatur Plastic Products (, which employs 165 associates in Indiana, is currently hiring for press operators, flockers, and production supervision positions. Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs, as well as warehousing and shipping services.

“Indiana is a global leader in manufacturing, with one in five Hoosiers employed in the industry,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “We are excited to witness Decatur Plastic Products’ growth in the Hoosier state, home to one of the nation’s best business climates, and the company’s emphasis on equipping its employees with the job and leadership skills needed for a 21st century economy.”

This report, republished with permission of Halcyon Business Publications, Inc., originally appeared on November 9, 2017, in Area Development Online:

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