Berry Plastics says the company looked at four different states and several international locations before deciding to expand in Evansville.
"For them to choose Evansville is huge," said Debbie Dewey, director of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. "I mean it's 280 jobs. They already employ over 2,000. This is a tremendous vote of confidence for Evansville."
Berry Plastics says the new jobs will pay an average of $18.50 per hour, plus benefits. The expansion is part of the company's plans to beef up four of its Indiana locations this year.
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