Ohio-Based Label Manufacturer Adds 150+ Jobs in Scott County

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2015) – Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL), a manufacturer of global label solutions, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 154 new jobs by 2020.

The Batavia, Ohio-based company will invest $13 million to equip and retool its 120,500 square-foot manufacturing plant in Scottsburg. With improvements to existing manufacturing lines scheduled through the end of 2017, the company plans to increase operating efficiency and expand production volume.

“Global brands around the world proudly display Hoosier-produced labels from Multi-Color,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Multi-Color’s decision to expand in Indiana reinforces our reputation that ours is a state that works. From our Hoosier workforce skilled in manufacturing to a central U.S. location never too far from a customer or supplier, Indiana helps companies like Multi-Color grow.”

Multi-Color Logo 2 white bckgrdMulti-Color, which currently has about 3,350 associates worldwide, including approximately 220 full-time Indiana employees, has already begun hiring for manufacturing, administrative and supervisory positions. Interested applicants may apply at www.mcclabel.com/careers_jobopp.html.

“Indiana and the city of Scottsburg have always been strategic partners of Multi-Color’s,” said Lesha Spahr, global vice president of human resources at Multi-Color. “Our continued investment in our Scottsburg facility is a result of our committed workforce, strong customer base and historical performance.”

Founded in 1916, Multi-Color produces labels for consumer products, helping companies around the world build their brands in the home and personal care, food and beverage, wine and shirt and specialty markets. With its 33 manufacturing locations across six continents, Multi-Color serves international brand owners across North, Central and South America, as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Multi-Color Corporation up to $1,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 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 Scottsburg approved additional incentives at the request of the Scott County Economic Development Corporation.

“I am very excited that Multi-Color is expanding in Scottsburg and adding 154 new jobs in our community,” said Scottsburg Mayor William H. Graham. “Multi-Color is an excellent corporate citizen and employer. Their expansion positions them well in today’s worldwide economy.”

About Multi-Color
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. based Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world’s most prominent brands including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage and specialty consumer products. MCC serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China with a comprehensive range of the latest label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Cut and Stack, In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. MCC employs over 3,350 associates across 33 operations globally and is a public company trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (company symbol: LABL).

About IEDC
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

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This press release is from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. 

Media Contacts:
Ron Vonderhaar (Multi-Color) – 513.688.2619 or ron.vonderhaar@mcclabel.com
Katelyn Hancock (IEDC) – 317.234.2294 or kahancock@iedc.in.gov

Scottsburg Site Receives Indiana’s First Gold Shovel Ready Designation

The City of Scottsburg and the Scott County Economic Development Corporation have received the first Gold site designation of the Indiana Shovel Ready Program. The Office of the Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded the Shovel Ready Gold designation to Scottsburg for the Smith Farm – South Main Industrial Park. Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Banning Engineering and Saegesser Engineering assisted Scottsburg in receiving the highest designation available. The Indiana Shovel Ready designation certifies sites that are ready for economic development. Certified Shovel Ready, Silver and Gold sites are featured on Indiana’s Site Selector Database and will be included in the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s (IEDC) marketing materials. According to BusinessFacilities.com, certified shovel ready sites are in growing demand nationwide among companies and site selection consultants looking to build, expand and/or relocate. The Smith Farm – South Main Industrial Park site offers 155 acres of prime industrial development ground.

L to R: Jeff Banning (Banning Engineering), Matt Crouch (Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs), Robert Peacock (Scott County Economic Development Corporation), Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, Mayor Bill Graham (City of Scottsburg), Bill Saegesser (Saegesser Engineering).

L to R: Jeff Banning (Banning Engineering), Matt Crouch (Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs), Robert Peacock (Scott County Economic Development Corporation), Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, Mayor Bill Graham (City of Scottsburg), Bill Saegesser (Saegesser Engineering).

“We are honored to receive Indiana’s first Shovel Ready Gold site designation,” said Mayor Bill Graham, City of Scottsburg. “There are several efforts underway in Scott County to ensure that companies have the resources they need to establish operations quickly and succeed long-term, from shovel ready sites to a skilled workforce.” Indiana recognizes three tiers of readiness: Shovel Ready, Shovel Ready Silver and Shovel Ready Gold. The base level defines boundaries with a clear title, establishes a price, demonstrates executive level local government support, defines utility capacity and provides documentation such as Phase I environmental assessment, ALTA, topographical, property layout and plat maps.

Shovel Ready Silver builds upon those attributes by maintaining documentation that is less than one year old and having proper zoning and infrastructure built to the property. Shovel Ready Gold expands beyond Silver by being less than five miles from a two-lane highway and having seismic data, soil borings, a minimum of 20 acres and no environmental concerns.

“We work diligently to ensure we have the infrastructure in place to meet current and future demands of business and industry,” said Robert Peacock, executive director of the Scott County Economic Development Corporation. “We appreciate the State of Indiana recognizing our efforts to grow the local economy and create more jobs in Scott County.”