• L’Oréal
  • KeyKeg
  • brevini
  • TriEnda
  • Sasol
  • Rittal Corporation
  • LaCroix Group
  • Hino Motors
  • Rana
  • Webasto
  • MITAS
  • Michelin North America
  • Britax Child Safety Inc.
  • Lafarge
  • ZF
  • Gestamp
  • Mapal
  • la benteler s
  • Gonvarri
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Gameloft
  • Boeing
  • voestalpine
  • Hine Group
  • Gerresheimer
  • Digna Biotech
  • Grupo Losan
  • Con-Pearl North America
  • MAGE SOLAR
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Geka Brush GmbH
  • BauschLinnemann North America

Case Studies

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.

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.

GekaBrushGeka Brush GmbH chooses Illinois for its US manufacturing plant.

GEKA BRUSH , a German company that specializes in the production of premium brushes and applicators for the cosmetic industry, has chosen Elgin , Illinois for its new manufacturing plant. The company plans to invest €11.5 million which will result in 88 new jobs for the Elgin area. Geka Brush GmbH selected Illinois on the basis of skilled labour. Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs provided incentives in the region of $1.1 million towards the project.

MAPALMAPAL Inc. locating new facility in Greenville County

$3 million investment expected to create more than 30 new jobs

October 4, 2012 – MAPAL Inc., a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, today announced that it will establish its new North American production facility in Greenville County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate more than 30 new jobs over the next three years.

mitasInternational Company Selects Charles City, Iowa

The Iowa Economic Development Board awarded a $924,000 award from the GIVF to CGS Tires US, Inc., to support 154 of the 192 total jobs to be created as the company brings an agricultural and industrial tire manufacturing facility to Charles City (Iowa).

It represents the first manufacturing facility in North America for parent company CGS, based in the Czech Republic.

gestampSpanish Automotive Stamping Company, Gestamp, Ramps up operations at South Charleston Facility, South Charleston, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined company executives and other dignitaries in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest milestone for Gestamp West Virginia. The automotive stamping plant in South Charleston is now officially in operation. Gestamp announced its intention to move into the formerly-shuttered plant in April 2012 and started small scale cold line product production by September.

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