FRANKFORT, Ky. – In 2021, businesses have announced plans to create more than 4,000 private-sector Kentucky jobs, a sign of the state’s momentum coming out of the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Thursday.
During his press conference, the governor highlighted a new meat processing facility creating jobs in Western Kentucky. Porter Road Butcher Meat Co. celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new USDA-approved meat processing facility in Princeton, which will create more than 80 jobs in Caldwell County.
Other recent economic development examples from the past few months include: Fruehauf, a semi-trailer manufacturer, locating in Bowling Green with a $12 million investment, creating 288 jobs; Kruger Packaging, a Canada-based corrugated box manufacturer, locating in Elizabethtown with a $114.2 million investment, creating 150 plus jobs; Wieland North America, a producer of copper and copper alloy products, locating its North American headquarters in Louisville with an $8.8 million investment, creating 75 jobs, and locating a recycling facility in Shelby County with $100 million investment, creating another 75 jobs; and Firestone Industrial Products, an automotive air springs manufacturer, expanding in Whitley County with a $50 million investment, creating 250 jobs.
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