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."

Michilen V2Michelin to grow business in Anderson, Lexington Counties

$750 million investment expected to create 500 new jobs

April 10, 2012 – Michelin North America, Inc. today announced that the company will expand its Earthmover tire production in South Carolina with a $750 million investment expected to generate 500 new jobs.

"There is unprecedented demand for Michelin Earthmover tires throughout the world," said Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck. "It's a tribute to the productivity of our employees and the pro-business environment in South Carolina that the company is expanding its Earthmover capacity in the state where we first began manufacturing in the United States."

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.

Brevini PowerEast Central Indiana is celebrating a significant win for its advanced manufacturing sector. The Brevini Company recently announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters and build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Delaware County. The Italian manufacturer will invest more than $60 million and bring at least 455 jobs to East Central Indiana. More importantly, local economic leaders say it will give the area an unprecedented competitive edge and the opportunity to attract even more investment from around the globe.

 

hinoHino Motors to invest, create jobs at Williamstown plant, Williamstown, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by Sandy Ring, Vice President and General Counsel of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Steve Stalnaker, Vice President and Plant Manager of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA West Virginia, representatives of Senators Rockefeller and Manchin, along with Hino Motors employees and state and local officials, and announced a $2.9 million direct investment in West Virginia.

Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from plastics packaging producer TriEnda LLC today to announce the company's plans to locate a manufacturing operation in the former Thomson Manufacturing center here, creating more than 340 new jobs by 2012.

The maker and distributor of thermoformed plastic pallets, trays and materials handling and packaging products plans to invest more than $20 million to site a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center at the former center in the northeast Indiana city.

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