Jennings County manufacturer plans expansion

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — Decatur Plastics Products, a manufacturer of custom injection-molded plastic parts and components, announced plans today to expand its operations in Jennings County, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2021.“Indiana’s 21st century talent pipeline and pro-growth business climate, paired with our state’s robust and diversified manufacturing industry, create the perfect place for companies like Decatur Plastics Products to invest and expand,” said Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) President Elaine Bedel. “The company’s commitment to Indiana will help advance the state’s reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing while supporting even more great career opportunities for Hoosiers.”The North Vernon-based company will invest $11.4 million over the next five years to expand its 87,850-square-foot headquarters and production operations, adding 100,000 square feet to its campus over two phases of development. Decatur Plastics Products is currently renovating and equipping a recently-purchased, 50,000-square-foot shell building in the North Vernon Industrial Park to house additional warehousing and accommodate light assembly. After the new space is complete, which is expected to be in July, the company plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility next to its new building by summer 2020.The expansion will allow Decatur Plastics Products to meet growing demand for its products and services from customers in virtually every industry, including automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, telecommunications and consumer industrial markets. To support its increased production, the company has already started hiring and plans to add new positions in engineering, production and management. Interested applicants may apply in person at the company’s headquarters (2350 N. State Highway 7) or email a resume to [email protected]“Jennings County is in an advantageous location that allows Decatur Plastics Products to service our current and potential customers,” said Robert Riley, president of Decatur Plastics Products. “Here, we have found hard workers who care about their community and want to see this area excel. As a company, we are proud to be a part of the exciting transformation that is taking place in Jennings County and look forward to working together with the community for years to come.”Decatur Plastics Products, which also has operations in Alabama, employs approximately 185 full-time associates in Indiana. Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers, including PK USA, Heartland Automotive and Faurecia. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs as well as warehousing and shipping services.“We are happy and excited for a long-standing company from Jennings County to be able to expand and grow in their own community,” said North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs. “We  are very pleased with Decatur Plastics Prudcts selection of the shell building and North Vernon Industrial Park for its future growth.”The IEDC offered Decatur Plastics Products up to $475,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of North Vernon approved additional incentives at the request of the Jennings County Economic Development Commission.last_img read more

Tackle ‘crisis with houses’ in Donegal – Peter Casey

first_imgEuropean Parliamentary candidate Peter Casey has called for action to tackle abandoned houses across Donegal.According to figures from the Central Statistics Office, the county has almost 12,000 vacant houses.Mr Casey says the government and local authorities should develop initiatives “take over vacant houses that have clearly been abandoned” to provide much-needed housing stock. “Donegal has a staggering number of vacant houses across the county. It’s sickening to read that there are almost 30 people registered as homeless in a county with more than 11,700 properties lying empty. A small fraction of that number would be more than enough to cater for the homeless or those facing homelessness in the county.“That there is a housing crisis with such soaring vacancy rates in Donegal defies belief. What we have in Donegal and throughout rural Ireland is a crisis with houses – it is time to tackle this crisis.“We need to take over vacant houses that have clearly been abandoned. The government should give the owners 12 months to face up to their responsibilities and rent or sell them. If owners do not comply, the government should be empowered to auction off the properties with owners receiving the net proceeds.“There are abandoned houses all over rural Ireland which are falling into disrepair – some sitting idle for up to ten years. This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.” Tackle ‘crisis with houses’ in Donegal – Peter Casey was last modified: April 30th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors 3 Things: Steve Kerr didn’t make the same mistake twice

first_imgThe Warriors dominated in the Mavericks for the majority of the second half of their Saturday night contest, opening up an 18-point fourth quarter lead, but after a relentless push by Dallas in the final minutes, Golden State needed a cold-blooded 3-pointer from Kevin Durant in the final seconds to seal a 120-116 win and avoid a two-game losing streak.After the game, Bay Area News Group sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach broke down the three big takeaways from Saturday’s game and looked …last_img

Live updates: Warriors vs. Kings, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors get the second half of the season started by hosting the rival Kings at Oracle.Old faces in new places will greet both the Warriors (41-16) and the Kings (30-27) as new Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins faces Sacramento for the first time since joining Golden State, and newly acquired Harrison Barnes makes his Oracle debut as a King.Cousins, who was traded from Sacramento to New Orleans two years ago on …last_img

Offensive or Defensive Pricing Reveals

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There is a good reason not to discuss pricing until you’ve done enough discovery work to understand the investment that is necessary to produce the outcome your dream client needs. This is especially true in larger, complex deals where different levels of value can be created and different investments required.Destructive Defensive RevealsIn many cases, refusing to share your pricing can make you look defensive, as if you are concealing something. Hiding your pricing is a sign that it is higher than your competitors, even though there is nothing inherently wrong with having a higher price than your peers.That defensiveness gives your prospective client the feeling that you are uncomfortable with your pricing, and that it is so much higher that the act of simply saying your price out loud will cause your prospect to disengage and immediately withdraw from any further communication. When you are defensive, it looks as if you cannot justify the delta, and when you can’t, neither can your prospect.This defensive revealing of your price can work against you when your price is higher.Using Pricing to DifferentiateWhen your price is higher because you create greater value and need to capture more to deliver it, it often makes better sense to go on the offensive and immediately disclose your higher pricing—especially when you can easily justify a higher price.By sharing the price very early in a conversation, you can also share the reason your price is higher than your competitors, how you invest the difference in your prices to create greater value, and why your clients believe this is the right decision to make.You can also explain the concessions, trade-offs, and risks your prospective client is going to be forced to make by selecting an alternative with a lower price. These concessions, trade-offs, and risks are the higher cost your prospect will pay for accepting the lower price.You may believe that a lower price makes it easier to win. This isn’t true. In more cases than not, it’s the value that is being created that matter more than pricing, unless you don’t believe and behave as if this is true.last_img read more