Braidy industries announces hires, promotions; groundbreaking for $1.3 billion facility set for spring

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Braidy Industries has announced key hires and executive promotions as they progress plans for a 300,000 ton-capacity aluminum rolling mill in Eastern Kentucky that is targeted for a spring groundbreaking. Brigadier General Blaine Holt, USAF (Ret.) assumes the role of COO from his previous role as Executive Vice President of Operations and will continue to report to Braidy...

Kentucky’s 2017 corporate investment hits $9.2 billion creating 17,200 jobs; highest mark in 17 years

Shattering its previous investment record, Kentucky has announced $9.2 billion in corporate expansion and new-location projects in 2017, bringing commitments to create more than 17,200 jobs, the most since 2000. “Kentucky’s record-setting performance this year in job creation and corporate investment is a direct result of the pro-business legislation, policies and programs we’ve enacted over...

Braidy Industries reveals shareholders in aluminum rolling mill in NE Kentucky; a list of ‘heavy hitters’

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Heavy hitters in the business world have joined together as shareholders in Braidy Industries, the firm that’s building a $1.3 billion aluminum rolling mill in northeastern Kentucky.

The list includes entrepreneurs, industrialists, investors, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a world-renowned Harvard University economist, as well as current and...

Bevin, Braidy Industries’ CEO Bouchard talk leadership, development at Local Issues Luncheon

Gov. Matt Bevin and Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard shared center stage Thursday at the 42nd annual Local Issues Conference Governor’s Luncheon at the Galt House in Louisville, discussing key developments and decisions that led to one of the most historic economic investments in Eastern Kentucky. “I am blessed by the opportunity to speak to people like Craig Bouchard on a weekly basis, as...

‘Game-changer’: Braidy Industries to build $1.3B mill in Greenup, create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin and executives from Braidy Industries Inc. announced the company will build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill and create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs in Greenup County to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries. The announcement marks a turning point in bringing economic vitality to Eastern Kentucky, and comes just two days after the 53rd anniversary of President...