Vanderburgh County Welcomes DSI Underground Systems Inc. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Vanderburgh County welcomes DSI Underground Systems Inc.

Vanderburgh County received an exciting piece of news Wednesday morning. A new business is coming to the area and it is expected to bring a great deal of economic growth with it.

DSI Underground Systems Inc., which is a global company that produces ground control products for the mining industry, has already started to move into its new home at 5400 Foundation Boulevard.  The building used to belong to Tenneco but it has been vacant for two years.  It is finally being occupied again and the new occupant is actively restructuring it. 

DSI is currently installing equipment in the interior of the building. The company is constructing a steel fabrication plant to manufacture steel mining equipment. It plans on hiring 44 new employees over the next five years and it is expected to bring in more than $141 million worth of growth over the next 10 years.  DSI says that it will pay its employees an average wage of $22.50 per hour. 

Chris Kinnett, the business development director of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, was present at the meeting today.  He feels that Vanderburgh County was selected as the newest location for DSI Underground Systems for a variety of reasons including the quality of the available work force and the surrounding transportation options.      

"We obviously have a great infrastructure with regards to the interstate," said Kinnett, "because the local road system is out of Vanderburgh County.  DSI will also be close to Interstate 164 and we have to account for both our rail capability and our river capability."

Unfortunately, all of the plans have yet to be fully finalized.  A second county council meeting will occur on June 5th to discuss the details of the company hiring process.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • First Thunderbolts weiner dog race a success

    First Thunderbolts weiner dog race a success

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:51:08 GMT
    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot (WFIE)It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot (WFIE)

    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot.

    More >>

    It wasn't an easy start, but pretty soon the dogs got the hint and one championed through beating the others by a long shot.

    More >>
  • Police: Woman stabbed after argument over wig

    Police: Woman stabbed after argument over wig

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:02 GMT
    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville (WFIE)It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville (WFIE)

    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville.

    More >>

    It happened in the 2400 block of Sunburst Boulevard in Evansville.

    More >>
  • KY Red Cross canvassing through neighborhoods for smoke detector safety

    KY Red Cross canvassing through neighborhoods for smoke detector safety

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:51:01 GMT
    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department (WFIE)Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department (WFIE)

    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department. It was part of their "Home Fire Preparedness" campaign.

    More >>

    Volunteers canvassed through a neighborhood selected by the Owensboro Fire Department. It was part of their "Home Fire Preparedness" campaign.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly