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Mead Johnson Nutrition Company Invests $35 Million To Upgrade Evansville, Indiana, Operations Hub

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, will invest $35 million to expand operations at its production campus in Evansville, Indiana, creating up to 14 new jobs by 2015.

The Glenview, Illinois-based company will upgrade operations and expand capacity at its approximately 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Evansville. The project, which is expected to break ground later this year, includes the repurposing of existing production space, retrofitting existing machinery and the acquisition and installation of additional manufacturing equipment.

“We undertook a rigorous review of options when considering where to expand our production capabilities,” said Jeff Jobe, Senior Vice President of Global Technical Operations at Mead Johnson. “Evansville was selected as the site of the multi-million dollar project due to a combination of efficiency and cost-effectiveness, supported by the availability of high quality manufacturing space, a strong pool of local talent and support from the state of Indiana and the city of Evansville.”

Founded in 1905, Mead Johnson produces pediatric nutrition products, using science-based formulas designed to support a child’s growth and development. Mead Johnson, which currently employs nearly 8,000 full-time associates worldwide, including approximately 1,000 in Indiana, plans to begin hiring next year.

As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Mead Johnson & Company, LLC up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $125,000 in training grants 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 Evansville will consider additional incentives at the request of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.

“All the ingredients for business growth come together in Indiana,” said Eric Doden, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Mead Johnson’s expansion in Evansville adds to the momentum we’re seeing at companies across the state, where a great location, available facilities and the best manufacturing workforce around help make this a state that works.”


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