Case Studies

webastoOn November 14th 2012 Governor Steve Beshear announced that Webasto Sunroof Systems Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 65 new, full-time jobs and investing $10 million in the Commonwealth. Gov. Beshear met to discuss the potential project with Webasto officials this summer during an economic development trip to Germany.

"It's outstanding to see Webasto bring 65 new jobs and a $10 million investment to Lexington," said Gov. Beshear. "Through its rich history, Webasto has faced adversity, persevered through difficult economic times and emerged successful and stronger. This is an exciting time for the company, and a period when Kentucky's automotive industry is moving forward and helping drive the economy in the right direction."

ZFOn July 12th 2012 Governor Steve Beshear announced that ZF Rubber & Plastics Hebron LLC will expand its Northern Kentucky manufacturing operation, adding more than 60 new jobs to its current full-time workforce of 206.

The company's $17.9 million investment will increase the existing Hebron facility by 52,000 square feet and allow for the purchase of new equipment to manufacture bushings, engine mounts, anti-vibration products and plastics components for the automotive industry.

alplaPackaging company expands Iowa City (Iowa) facility

Alpla, Inc., from Austria, has been manufacturing plastic packaging products for the past eight years in Iowa City (Iowa). Alpla's customers include Procter and Gamble, Unilever and Clorox. The company was awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to expand its current Iowa facility and purchase machinery and assembly equipment. The project is expected to create 37 new jobs, 19 of which are incented. The project represents a $12 million capital investment. (April 20, 2012, DES MOINES, Iowa)

SasolNew investment opportunities emerge as natural gas prices fall

A few years ago, a major price differential emerged between oil and natural gas; that differential is now expected to persist for decades. As new technologies allowed for the capture and use of natural gas, market rates for this resource fell to historically low levels. Across the nation, manufacturers cut their operating costs by relying on natural gas to power their equipment, machines and vehicles. With an abundant supply of this resource available in the U.S., the stage was set for a renaissance in America's industrial sector.

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.

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