Tiffany & Co. has announced plans to locate a jewelry manufacturing facility in Lexington that will employ 125 workers.
Officials with the renowned jewelry company joined Gov. Steve Beshear, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry and Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick for the company’s groundbreaking ceremony at Blue Grass Business Park, where the company plans to build a 25,000-s.f. manufacturing facility. The plant is expected to be completed by spring 2011.
“As America’s House of Design, Tiffany & Co. represents the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship,” said John Petterson, senior vice president, operations and manufacturing of Tiffany & Co. “The new facility in Lexington is the ideal environment in which to expand our tradition of manufacturing jewelry, here in the United States, and support our growing business.”
“With a prestigious history and a widely recognized luxury brand, Tiffany & Co. will be a superb addition to Lexington’s business community,” said Quick. “During the company’s national site selection search, Lexington came to the forefront because of our excellent quality of life, available workforce and ease of doing business. Commerce Lexington is proud to have established a relationship with the management of Tiffany & Co. and we look forward to having them as an active participant in our business community for years to come.”