Work-zone safety system company will build more efficient facility
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2015) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Site-Safe Products, a manufacturer and installer of highway and work zone safety systems, plans to build a new facility in Grayson County.
Site-Safe plans to invest $1.7 million to build a new, more efficient facility on 26 acres in the Leitchfield Industrial Park to streamline its manufacturing process and allow for future growth.
“This investment is a great example of growth in a Kentucky business,” Beshear said. “To see a company choose to locate its new facility in the heart of our state highlights the Kentucky advantage for logistics and the strong business climate.
This is Site-Safe’s second recent expansion in Kentucky.
As Site-Safe expands its regional footprint in the safety industry, the company plans to bring its operations together under one roof to poise itself for growth.
In 2014, the company made significant investments in its primary location in nearby Clarkson, which will remain its administrative office. The current project, which will be completed this fall, is the next step for Site-Safe’s growth.
“Our mission at Site-Safe is to expand into a nationally recognized highway safety products company driven by the opportunity for our employees to grow and prosper from within,” said David Rich, president of Site-Safe. “With the support from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, we can continue moving towards our goal at a rapid pace.”
Site-Safe specializes in the development, sale, rental and services of safety equipment for traffic control, pedestrian safety, perimeter security and work zone safety. The company works with construction and energy contractors in the U.S. and Canada. The company currently has 26 employees in Kentucky.
To encourage the investment and job creation in, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved the company for tax incentives up to $45,000 through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act. The program allows approved companies to recoup Kentucky sales and use tax on construction costs, building fixtures, equipment used in research and development and electronic processing equipment.
In addition, Site-Safe is eligible to receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies are eligible to receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. Last year, the Kentucky Skills Network trained more than 84,000 employees from more than 4,100 Kentucky companies.