(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after Reckitt Benckiser (RB) announced plans to invest $25 million to update and expand the capacity at the Mead Johnson Nutrition facility in Evansville and to create 95 new jobs over the next five years:
“RB’s decision to invest $25 million to expand the Mead Johnson facility is great news for the economy in Evansville and Southwest Indiana. Mead Johnson has long been an important employer in Evansville and has employed thousands of Hoosiers over many decades, and this investment will ensure that they remain so in the years to come. I want to thank Governor Eric Holcomb and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke for all their hard work to ensure that Mead Johnson is continuing to grow in Evansville.
“Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and regulatory reforms enacted by Republicans in Congress and President Trump over the past two years, America is once again the world’s most competitive economy yielding the power to create opportunity. As a result of these policies and the pro-growth policies that have been put in place by Governors Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, and Eric Holcomb at the state level, Indiana is a premier destination for companies to invest and expand their operations.”
RB is the global leading consumer health, hygiene and home company. Driven by a purpose to build healthier lives and happier homes, RB has operations in over 60 countries. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, our global brands help people live healthier, happier lives. RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick. RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence are manifested in the work of over 40,000 RB employees worldwide.