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Dajcor Aluminum Ltd, a Canadian manufacturer, to create 265 jobs, invest $19.6m in Hazard operation

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first US operation near Hazard. “We are excited for another major jobs announcement in Eastern Kentucky, where we have a strong, skilled workforce ready to serve any industry’s needs,”...

New PPI manufacturing facility to locate in Maysville, creating more than 100 new jobs

An Iowa-based company plans to open a manufacturing facility in Mason County that is expected to create more than 100 jobs over the next 10 years. 
Precision Pulley and Idler, or PPI, a supplier of idlers, pulleys, bearings and other products to the major bulk and material handling component industries, will locate a $10.75 million manufacturing operation in Maysville it was announced Friday. 
“The...

TOPY America to invest $37 million in phase-one upgrades at Franklin County facility

Automotive wheel manufacturer TOPY America Inc. will invest $37 million in a first round of upgrades at its plant near Frankfort. “TOPY America is a 30-year mainstay of Kentucky’s automotive manufacturing base and Frankfort’s business community,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “We are delighted to see the company make such a substantial commitment to improving its operations and the day-to-day experience...

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America to invest $40 million in Shepherdsville plant, create up to 550 jobs

New Flyer of America Inc. will create up to 550 full-time jobs as it invests $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility for bus parts fabrication in Shepherdsville. “New Flyer’s decision to locate in Kentucky further distinguishes the commonwealth as a top location for engineering and advanced manufacturing in the US,” Gov. Bevin said. “The significant number of jobs coming to Shepherdsville...

Stoli Group’s Kentucky Owl Park in Bardstown to combine tourism, dining, entertainment and distilling

In one of bourbon country’s largest single projects, Gov. Matt Bevin and leaders of Stoli Group broke ground Wednesday on Kentucky Owl Park, a nearly $150 million lakeside complex to include a distillery, visitors center, cooperage, rickhouses, bottling center, restaurant and other facilities at Bardstown’s 420-acre Haydon Materials Quarry. “Global demand for bourbon continues to bring significant...

Camtech Manufacturing Solutions opens Science Hill facility, $2.8 million investment nets 15 new jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Camtech Manufacturing Solutions LLC, a factory automation, machining and custom engineering services provider, in Science Hill to opening a new headquarters, which already allowed the company to grow employment from five to 20. “One of Kentucky’s great strengths is our expertise in engineering and manufacturing,” said Bevin. “With companies like Camtech growing and adding...

El Toro Marketing unveils expansion in Louisville; Pride Industries adds 10 jobs in Union County

Executives from El Toro Internet Marketing LLC officially opened the company’s new, larger headquarters in Louisville, a $2.1 million project creating space for 60 new jobs, this week. “We are delighted to support El Toro’s continued presence and growth in Louisville,” said Gov. Bevin. “Kentucky offers many advantages for tech companies and El Toro is a great example of a company that has...

As many as 300 new jobs expected as UPS expands its ground shipping operation in Louisville

United Parcel Service will increase its presence in Louisville with as many as 300 new full- and part-time jobs through a nearly $310 million investment in its ground shipping operation, Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The more than 580,000-square-foot expansion of the UPS Centennial Ground Hub facility in Louisville comes in response to increased e-commerce and...