SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. — Kentuckiana Curb Co. Inc., a manufacturer of commercial HVAC products doing business as KCC Manufacturing, breaks ground on the company’s new $60 million operation in Simpsonville, a project creating 700 well-paying jobs for Kentuckians.
In response to an increased need for production space, KCC will construct a 380,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 40,000-square-foot research and development operation on 80 acres along Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.
The project will boost the company’s HVAC equipment production, as well as roof curbs, curb adapters, and other sheet metal products for roof-mounted air conditioning equipment. KCC’s customer base has grown in recent years and includes agritech-related businesses, health care facilities, school districts, retail, hotels, and restaurants across the U.S. Company leaders anticipate construction will be completed by late 2022.
KCC’s existing Kentucky footprint includes two manufacturing facilities in Jeffersontown, where it currently employs more than 550 people. “The future is in our hands, and I am confident in the growth and evolution of future products,” said KCC Manufacturing CEO Al Fiorini.
Founded in Kentucky in 1977, KCC designs and manufactures commercial heating and air conditioning equipment focused on improved indoor air quality, as well as proprietary technology for indoor agriculture applications. Other products include metal and conventional roof curbs, stainless steel gutters, skylights, smoke vents, roof hatches, walkways, and other roof products. In addition to its Kentucky locations, KCC operates a distribution center in Tooele, Utah.
To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in April preliminarily approved a 10-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $10 million in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of $60 million and annual targets of:
- Creation and maintenance of 700 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years; and
- Paying an average hourly wage of $29 including benefits across those jobs.
Additionally, KEDFA approved KCC for up to $500,000 in tax incentives through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA). KEIA allows approved companies to recoup Kentucky sales and use tax on construction costs, building fixtures, equipment used in research and development, and electronic processing.
By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments.
In addition, KCC can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers. These include no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training, and job-training incentives.
For more information on KCC Manufacturing, visit KCCCompanies.com.
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