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Hoosier Governor to Visit Dometic Plant on Tuesday

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August 3, 2009 by   Leave a Comment

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to visit Elkhart, Ind., on Tuesday to announce the state’s role in helping to create 241 jobs at a new Dometic Corp. operation moving there this summer.

The Republican governor’s visit comes one day before President Obama is scheduled to visit the area. The nature of his visit has yet to be completely revealed.

Daniels will be speaking at 9 a.m. at the Dometic campus on the city’s east side.

Tonight, the Elkhart City Council is expected to approve a 10-year tax abatement program to facilitate moving Dometic’s refrigerator plant operation from Sweden to Elkhart, setting the stage for Daniels’ visit.

 A state grant will pay 50% of Dometic’s employee training costs over two years — up to $170,000, according to a letter from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to the company. Dometic also will receive $500,000 in tax credits over seven years for creating the new jobs.

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