A heavy construction equipment dealer has announced plans to build a new facility in Evansville, IN, creating about 50 jobs.
Monty Boyd, president and chief executive officer of Whayne Supply, said his company will invest $2.45 million to outfit a 79,730 square-foot facility next to its current Evansville location.
The new location, which will support the company's expansion into the mining equipment industry, will house re-manufacturing of mining equipment and distribution operations. Work on the North Side facility should commence this summer, Boyd said.
Whayne Supply, which currently employs 140 people at its local facility and another 1,400 worldwide, plans to begin hiring new management, manufacturing and distribution associates to coincide with facility renovations and improvements. The average hourly wage will be $21 when the operation is in full swing in about four years.