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Auto Parts Plant coming to Jeffersonville – WDRB 41 Louisville News
Auto Parts Plant coming to Jeffersonville
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:18 PM EST Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:57 PM EST
The new plant will employ 220 workers.
“It s a sign of the auto industry s resurgence,” says Wendy Dant Chesser, the president and CEO of One Southern Indiana, the organization that works to attract business and industry to Southern Indiana.
“We were competing with Michigan and Kentucky on this project,” explains Chesser, “and if the company had chosen Michigan, no one in this metro community would have benefited from it, so what we would like to do is to promote the fact that with a location on the Southern Indiana border we are benefiting both states and the region as a whole.”
The developer of this latest project for River Ridge was also involved in getting Amazon.com to build its giant warehouse operation there several years ago, bringing with it more than a thousand jobs.
And there is plenty of room for growth at River Ridge.
“We ve sold nine percent of our property at River Ridge,” says Paul Wheatley, director of Marketing and Finance at River Ridge. “Currently we have about 35 companies here and 5,200 jobs, so we are really growing at a fast pace.”
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