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Three Businesses Creating 91 Jobs in Clark County, Indiana

Champion Wood Products, Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering, and Southern Indiana Plastics, all companies in Clark County, Indiana, will create a total of 91 jobs by 2013.

Champion, a maker of wood components for cabinets and other home uses, will invest more than $1 million to relocate operations to Sellersburg, creating up to 55 jobs.

Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering, which produces custom stainless steel vessels for the power generation, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, will invest more than $1.5 million to expand its Sellersburg site. It will create up to 22 jobs.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Champion Wood Products up to $275,000 in performance-based tax credits. Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering was offered up to $85,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants. The town of Sellersburg will provide additional property tax abatement for both projects at the request of One Southern Indiana.

"One Southern Indiana has helped us take advantage of state and local incentives that have enabled us to hire new employees to help us grow the company," said Ted Shalosky, president of Pharmaceutical Vessel Engineering.

Southern Indiana Plastics, which manufactures wire harnesses and bumper parts for the automotive industry, will invest $650,000 in an expansion and create up to 14 jobs.

Southern Indiana Plastics will receive up to $80,000 in training grants from the IEDC. The city of Jeffersonville will provide additional property tax abatement.

"Clark County is the right place for our company because of the outstanding and versatile work force in the region," said Roger Smallwood, president of Southern Indiana Plastics. "We're excited to continue growing here and know that we have access to a work force that can fit our needs as we adapt to fill the needs of our customers."

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