Photo Courtesy of: http://www.decaturplastics.com/index.htmlJennings County, In. — Decatur Plastic Products has announced an expansion in Jennings County that will create 40 new jobs by 2019.“Geographically, Indiana is a great location with access to multiple major metropolitan areas and shipping lanes,” said Robert Riley, president and chief financial officer for Decatur Plastic Products. “In addition, there is significant manufacturing within and around Indiana, the state government seeks out mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses in order to foster growth opportunities, and there are a number of great academic institutions within the state such as Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.”The expansion to the facility will include equipment upgrades and training totaling $3 million. The plan includes improved safety, leadership and career training.Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers, including PK USA, Heartland Automotive and Faurecia. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs as well as warehousing and shipping services. Decatur Plastics Products was one of the first 200 organizations in the world to implement IATF 16949:2016, which is the new and most widely used international quality management systems standard in the automotive industry, completing the transition from the previous standard one year before required.