Daniels Points To MBC As Right To Work Product
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels pinpoints a new southeast Indiana employer as one company that has expanded in the state because of the new right to work law.
Earlier this year the state legislature passed the divisive right to work bill, which prohibits companies from requiring employees to pay union dues or fees. Democrats and union supporters decried the new law saying it will lower wages.
Speaking with reporters Monday morning, Daniels said MBC Group came to Franklin County, in part, because of the new law.
“We’ve already signed new agreements with three companies. One announced and two to come soon,” said Daniels. “There are 31 companies as of Friday night now in negotiation roles who have identified right to work as a major, if not the major, factor in their interest in Indiana.”
The company’s owner said as much statement announcing the MBC’s move to Indiana on February 29.
“With its low tax environment, robust infrastructure, superb logistic support network and right-to-work status, Indiana was a no-brainer location for us,” MBC Group president Eric Holloway said in the statement.
MBC – with its headquarters already based in Indianapolis – announced last month it plans to create up to 101 new jobs at the former J&J Packaging plant in Brookville by 2014.
“I probably underestimated how important an addition to our already excellent business climate (right to work) was going to be,” Daniels said.