A printing company has announced plans to grow its Warsaw operations and add 75 jobs this year. The Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. says the $22 million R.R. Donnelley & Sons project brings the county's total employment to more than 40,000.
July 11, 2014
Kosciusko County, Ind. — Total employment in Kosciusko County for May 2014 hit 40,460 which is 736 more people employed than April. “We have not seen this level of total employed since before the recession,” noted Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation President George Robertson. “Part of the increase is summer hiring for our seasonal industries but a significant amount of it is manufacturing jobs that were expansion projects that have been previously announced and are now hiring,” he reported to yesterday's County Redevelopment Commission meeting. Only 3 Indiana counties have a lower unemployment rate than Kosciusko County.
R. R. Donnelley: $22 million investment 75 new jobs this year
At Thursday's night County Council Meeting, John Pierog requested a tax abatement on $22 million of new equipment for the company’s facility on Old 30. He noted that this state of the art equipment will meet the needs of new customers and a changing marketplace making this facility more competitive. R. R. Donnelley currently has over 1000 employees in the County and has been a major employer for over 50 years. Pierog thanked the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and KEDCo for the ongoing assistance and support in making this project a reality in Kosciusko County.
The company would hire an additional 75 employees starting late fall once the new equipment is installed with the potential for future employment growth.
Larry Teghtmeyer, Vice Chair Kosciusko County Council, noted that “R. R. Donnelly is a significant manufacturing employer in Kosciusko County. We are excited about their acquisition of state of the art printing equipment that will not only add nearly 100 good paying jobs for our citizens but help retain the current employment base as they become more cost competitive to serve their customers.”
Source: Kosciusko Economic Development Corp.