Dutch Company to Expand in Evansville

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The company has facilities in Evansville and Frankfort. The company has facilities in Evansville and Frankfort.

A unit of a Netherlands-based company has announced it will expand its Evansville operations. DSM Engineering Plastics America says the expansion will create up to 25 jobs by the end of 2016.

DSM says it will renovate and equip its 175,000 square-foot facility in Evansville over the next five years. The company currently employs 160 workers at the facility and is hiring for production and maintenance jobs as well as support and staff-level positions.

"We have continued to successfully grow our manufacturing operations in Indiana over the past 25 years," said Randy McGowan, vice president of operations for DSM Engineering Plastics Americas. "Evansville is rich in resources with expertise in custom thermoplastics. This has allowed us to expand our operations quickly and to respond to changes in the marketplace."

The new jobs will pay an average wage above the Vanderburgh County average. Those interested in the positions can apply by clicking here.

"This is a great way to start the new year," said Richard Pieters, president of DSM Engineering Plastics Americas. "DSM has been a solid manufacturing partner in Evansville and we are excited to be adding these jobs to our local economy as we work toward providing more efficient and reliable production for our customers."

The company has been offered up to $200,000 in conditional tax incentives by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The incentives are performance-based, which means the company will not be eligible to claim them until Hoosiers are hired for the new positions. Vanderburgh County will also consider additional incentives.

DSM opened its Evansville operations in 1970. The company also has a production facility in Frankfort.

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