Mill expected to open in 2020
ASHLAND, Ky. (May 2, 2017) — Ashland Community & Technical College plans to develop two specialized training courses to prepare workers for the $1.3 billion aluminum mill Braidy Industries will build in Greenup County to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries, reports The Daily Independent in Ashland. The mill is expected to create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs.
Braidy Industries will construct a 2.5 million-square-foot aluminum mill on more than 300 acres near South Shore in Greenup County. The company expects construction to begin in early 2018, with completion in 2020. Construction will create about 1,000 jobs.
Initially, the facility will produce about 370,000 tons of aluminum per year for the automotive and aerospace industries, with opportunities to expand over time.
The average wage of workers in the new facility will be about $70,000 per year. The company will also provide low-cost healthy meals, a day care, a fitness center and other amenities to create an employee-friendly workplace.