Clopay Plastics Products Company Inc. held a grand opening ceremony Friday for its expansion in Bracken County.
The company has added 62,000 square feet
to its existing 289,000-square-foot facility, a project that is responsible for retaining
290 full-time jobs and creating a $12.3 million investment in the state.
Governor Steve Beshear applauded the expansion for the company, which is the
largest employer in Bracken
Commonwealth and Clopay have built a powerful partnership to see an investment
of $12.3 million and the retention of 290 full-time jobs," said Gov. Beshear.
"Together we are helping each other grow and build a brighter future here in Kentucky, making our
economy stronger and improving lives."
is a tremendous day for Clopay and Kentucky,"
said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. "Clopay is no stranger to overcoming adversity, with
its history beginning during the Great Depression, embracing a new plastics
industry in the 1950s, getting in front of the polymer-based
industry in the 1990s, and continually improving its products today for the future."
Clopay produces a variety of products used in the hygienic, healthcare,
protective apparel and industrial markets. The company is a global leader in
its field, with production facilities in North America, South America, Europe
"Today's grand opening celebrates the long standing
partnership between Clopay and the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, Bracken
County and the city of Augusta," said Clopay
President Alan Koblin. "Clopay looks forward to continuing those relationships
in the years to come and is grateful for the support of all of the leaders who
helped make this project possible."
To help make this project possible, the Kentucky Economic
Development Finance Authority approved a $500,000 Economic Development Bond
grant to the city of Augusta
for the benefit of Clopay Plastic Products Company. In addition, Bracken County
approved a grant in the amount of $200,000, and the city of Augusta approved a grant in the amount of