Textile manufacturer to create 10 new jobs
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2015) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that WPT Corporation plans to expand its operations in Ohio County.
WPT, which manufactures textiles for the hygiene, medical and industrial markets, is expected to create up to 10 new jobs and invest $500,000 into the project.
WPT plans to modernize its facility on South Main Street and add a new production line, which will be used to expand product capacity and meet increasing demand. The expansion is expected to begin this month with the new production line becoming fully operation early next year.
WPT started operations in Beaver Dam in 2008 with 15 employees. Production for the first three years focused primarily in the medical and personal hygiene sectors. In 2011, the company also started manufacturing textiles for the industrial sector. Today, the operation has more than 50 full-time workers.