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Welcome to Historic Salem Indiana!

Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting

The Salem Tree Board observed Arbor Day on April 27th. Tree board members Joy Bierly, Norma Eisert, Ginger Morris, Cecil Smith, arborist for the city Greg Mills and his assistant Linley Yereon, along with Mayor Troy Merry, planted a tree in observance of Arbor Day.

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Global Manufacturer locating, creating Jobs in Salem

SALEM, Ind. (May 8, 2018) – Tian Yuan, a producer of plastic resin materials, announced plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Washington County, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2021. 

"Companies like Tian Yuan continue to find Indiana's strong business climate, skilled workforce and vibrant communities as an equation for success," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "We look forward to witnessing the good jobs Tian Yuan creates for Hoosiers in southern Indiana. We'll do our part by continuing to promote Indiana as a destination for business, near and far, to attract the jobs of today and tomorrow."

The company, which was recently established as a joint venture with Shaw Brothers Co. Inc., will invest $2.3 million to lease and equip a 27,500-square-foot manufacturing facility at 410 S. High St. in Salem. The new facility, which will begin production this month, will complement the Shaw Brothers’ production capabilities by producing plastic resin used for the extrusion process, mixing raw plastic materials. The joint venture was formed to help meet growing demand from domestic and international customers as Shaw Brothers enters new markets.

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Arbor Day Foundation Names Salem Tree City USA

Salem was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Salem achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community fore try budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Salem make smart investments in urban forests," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/treeCityUSA.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mi ion to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.