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Pioneer Plastics Renovates Dixon, Kentucky, Manufacturing Plant

04/03/2018
Pioneer Plastics, which manufactures a range of products for the restaurant, retail and appliance industries, will invest $600,000 to renovate its facility in Dixon, Kentucky.

During the project, Pioneer will purchase new equipment and make upgrades to boost production capacity at its 100,000 square-foot facility.

“We are excited about our growth and appreciate Kyndle and all the people with the state helping us with this expansion,” said Eddie Knapp, President of Pioneer Plastics.“Pioneer Plastics has maintained a presence in Webster County for more than 35 years, and we are pleased to see the company’s footprint in Kentucky continue to grow,” Governor Matt Bevin said. “Pioneer makes products that many of us use on a daily basis, and we are proud the company has a home here in the commonwealth. We are grateful for this continued investment and are excited to see Pioneer Plastics growth continue into the future.”

Founded in the early 1960s, Pioneer began operating in Dixon in 1981. Five years later, its current family owners purchased the business. The company offers a wide range of plastic products, including boxes, display cases, containers and dinnerware, as well as custom molding. Its internationally recognized customers include General Electric, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, Chili’s and Hobby Lobby, among others.

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in March preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $150,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets. Pioneer also can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network.

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