Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries (SEKRI) is expanding operations at its Cumberland facility in Harlan County to increase production of fire-retardant Army combat shirts. SEKRI partnered with Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp. (SKED) to apply for a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to purchase inventory and add 40 new employees to the 104-member workforce over the next two years. SEKRI is a nonprofit agency that functions with the primary purpose of providing employment opportunities for disabled people. The agency currently provides jobs for 650 people, 75 percent of whom are severely disabled.
April 19, 2021