G3 Shieldings Technology, a ballistic research company that produces recyclable shooting targets, has relocated its operations from northern Virginia to the former Petroferm building in Franklin, Ky. G3 will initially utilitze 18,000 s.f. of the plant’s available 33,000 s.f. The company expects to hire around 40 employees by the end of the year.
The Franklin Favorite reports that Perdue Grain and Oil Seeds LLC, a division of Maryland-based poultry giant Perdue Farms, has acquired Kentucky-Tennessee Grain Co., one of the largest grain elevators in the area. Kentucky-Tennessee Grain owner Wayne Larson told the newspaper that while the name has changed – the company will now operate as Perdue Grain-Franklin Elevator – the business and staff will essentially remain unchanged.