Evraz Inc. NA, a maker of steel rail, plate, and tubular products, has selected Chicago for its North American headquarters relocation. The company will create at least 70 jobs as part of the move. A state business investment package from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) helped attracted Evraz to Illinois.
"We look forward to opening our headquarters in Illinois," said Mike Rehwinkel, Evraz North American president and CEO. "Chicago is a financial and manufacturing hub with easy travel access to both our mills and customers, making it an ideal location for our North American headquarters."
The $3 million DCEO investment package includes Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credits based on job creation and Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) job training funds.