Jeffersonville barge builder to create 400 jobs

American Commercial Lines Inc., which manufactures barges near its Ohio River headquarters of Jeffersonville, said today it plans to hire 400 workers this year due to booming business.

The company also said it will raise hourly rates about 11 percent if the General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers union agrees to its latest contract proposal. The parties are negotiating a new contract.

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