New plant will employ 65 workers at average salary package of $75,000
VANCEBURG, Ky. (April 8, 2013) – Nelson Brothers LLC, a leading manufacturer of bulk emulsions to the surface mining industry in the eastern United States, is investing $17 million to build a new emulsion plant in Lewis County.
The plant will create approximately 65 full-time jobs with an average salary and benefits package of approximately $75,000 per year.
The Lewis County plant will manufacture the company’s emulsion products, which will be transported to open-pit surface mines and distributors in the quarry and construction industry in the Appalachian region as well as across the eastern United States.
With more than 400 employees and operations throughout the United States, Nelson Brothers has supplied more than 5 billion pounds of its flagship emulsion product to the mining and quarry industries. Jon Giesen, director of national accounts for Nelson Brothers, said Lewis County was an “ideal location” that is central to the markets the company serves, making it easier to effectively manage its distribution channels and best serve and supply its customer base.
Nelson Brothers’ decision to locate in Lewis County is encouraging news for an area that has been particularly hard hit by the recession.
“We have been working closely with them to move this project forward and know that it is going to offer a positive economic impact that will be visible throughout the community,” said Lewis County Judge-Executive Todd Ruckel. “As of December 2012 we had an unemployment rate of 11.7 percent and the jobs offered by this plant will be welcome by everyone.”
The new jobs will pump an estimated $5 million into the Lewis County economy each year in payroll and benefits.
The Alabama-based company is currently in the final stages of acquiring 1,155 acres of land in Lewis County and anticipates beginning plant construction later this month. The project is expected to be complete by the end of November.