Telecom construction company currently employs 66
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 8, 2016) — Ervin Cable Construction LLC, a telecom construction company in Strugis, will invest $511,000 for an expansion project that will add 20 full-time jobs. Currently, the company employs 66 workers in administrative, accounting and customer service positions. The new jobs and additional space will prepare Ervin Cable for anticipated growth in fiber-related services.
“Ervin Cable is a great example of what it means to be a Kentucky-based business,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “For more than 35 years, Ervin Cable has provided quality construction and engineering services to residents in Kentucky and surrounding states. This expansion, paired with the growth of fiber-optic internet services, will help provide a bright future for the region. Congratulations to both Ervin Cable and Union County for this investment toward their continued partnership.”
Founded in 1980 in Sturgis by brothers Gary, Tim and Robert Ervin, the company began as a small construction operation providing cable TV design and aerial and underground construction work, primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee. Dycom Industries Inc. purchased it in 1999, allowing Ervin Cable to provide a wider variety of services throughout the Central, Eastern and Southeastern U.S.
The company has now built or upgraded more than 15,000 miles of utilities in recent years in addition to working engineering projects at 188 locations across 27 states. Its specialties include services for telephone, electric, gas and community antenna TV.
To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in June preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows the company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
In addition, Ervin Cable can 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 5,600 Kentucky companies.