Case Studies

BentelerMore than 100 sites compete for new Benteler facility

In 2011, Benteler Group, a 135-year-old Austria-based company, was exporting up to 25 percent of its steel tube production to the United States. This high concentration of export volume presented the company with a new opportunity to more effectively deliver its product to customers. Executives from the Benteler Group's steel/tube division made the strategic decision to expand operations into North America and build their first hot-rolling tube mill in the U.S.

keykeg 280Keykeg opens its Chicago Office

KeyKeg is about to open an American office, in Chicago, Illinois. Starting 2 January 2014, the office will be staffed by Andy Halcarz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Lindsay Lassooy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The new office's address is: One Magnificent Mile, 980 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 in Chicago. Both Lindsay and Andy can be reached on: +1-312-489-8425.

Andy Halcarz is an American who knows the American beer and wine market through and through. Andy began working full-time for KeyKeg customers in 2008 at Scholle Packaging before he made this move. He is a fervent beer and wine enthusiast and brews beer himself. Lindsay Lassooy's mother is American, and Lindsay has spent a lot of time in the US. She has spent the last year learning about KeyKeg and the American beer and wine market, and has already helped many of our US customers. She's looking forward to living in the US.

lacroixIML Containers expanded in Iowa

The Iowa Economic Development Board approved tax incentives through the High Quality Jobs program for IML Containers Iowa, Inc. to complete a proposed expansion of its facility in Le Mars (Iowa). The company is part of the Lacroix Group, a French company that is a leader in the production of wooden, cardboard and plastic containers for the dairy market. The proposal includes a 46,500 square-foot expansion that would house further production and warehouse areas.

lorealOn November 15th, 2012, Governor Steve Beshear joined company and local officials in northern Kentucky to announce an expansion for global cosmetics and hair care manufacturer L'Oréal USA, which plans to add 211 jobs and invest more than $42 million in the Commonwealth.

Gov. Beshear met with L'Oréal officials in Paris during an economic development trip to Europe this summer to discuss the company's Kentucky footprint and growth opportunities.

GameloftDigital gaming boom prompts Gameloft expansion

In 2011, PocketGamer.com ranked Gameloft the No. 1 publisher of mobile games. A leader in the booming digital gaming market, Paris-based Gameloft was poised to capitalize on this growth and evaluated several locations for a new game development studio.

The company evaluated many potential sites, looking for a location with a strong business climate and the support of economic development organizations. Gameloft leadership required the location to possess a pool of young talent and provide an enriching lifestyle for its staff.

GonvarriSteelGonvarri Steel Services locating new facility in Union County

$35 million initial investment and 40 jobs; additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs over 10 years

July 25, 2012 – Gonvarri Steel Services, a provider of steel processing to manufacturers, today announced plans to locate its new production plant in Union County. The initial $35 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs, with an additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs created over the next 10 years.

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