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Clopay expands in Bracken County

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 County.

"The 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."

 "This 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 and Asia.

"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 $190,000.

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