On 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.
"L'Oréal is a household name, a global brand and a leader in its industry," said Gov. Beshear. "We're proud to have L'Oréal in northern Kentucky and excited to see more than 200 new jobs and a $42 million investment on the way. The Commonwealth's partnership with L'Oréal demonstrates the quality of workforce in northern Kentucky, as well as the advantages that come with such an ideal location for business."
L'Oréal USA is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oréal SA, based in Paris, France. In business for more than a century, L'Oréal has built a portfolio of 27 international beauty brands. The company employs more than 68,000 people worldwide.
"L'Oréal's business is growing globally, and the expansion will enable us to meet increased consumer demand for the popular hair care brands we are producing in Kentucky," said Eric Wolff, plant manager. "The Florence plant is a center of manufacturing excellence for the L'Oréal Group, and the decision to expand US production here will result in significant economic benefit for Kentuckians."