Right to Work Kentucky Welcomes Economic Developments

Companies are choosing to invest in Right to Work Kentucky as a result of its Right to Work laws. After all, Right to Work states encourage business growth, which, in turn creates new opportunities for workers. The most recent Right to Work Kentucky investments are coming from Ascend Elements and Hydro Aluminum, as well as Jim Beam and I-O Glass. Some of these companies are adding new locations. Meanwhile, others are expanding current Kentucky locations. Read on in order to find out which companies are doing what!

Ascend Elements:

Ascend Elements is investing $310 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Hopkinsville, Kentucky, creating 250 new jobs.

“I am incredibly proud of how we in Kentucky have taken the initiative to ensure our state will be a leader in the automotive industry of the future. […] The addition of Ascend Elements to Hopkinsville is a tremendous step toward solidifying that foundation even further. This is a company focused on growing in a sustainable way and one that will benefit so many other businesses in our state and throughout North America. I want to welcome Ascend Elements to Kentucky and thank its leaders for their commitment to our talented workforce.” […]

“Every economic development project is unique and exciting, and this is certainly true for Ascend Elements. After months of discussion and assistance, we are thrilled that Ascend Elements and its leadership has selected Commerce Park II and are appreciative of the partners and support that has been provided to secure this commitment and investment. […] As a result, 250 families will have transformative opportunities in a world-class company and our region will reap the benefits for years to come. […] We pledge this same sense of partnership and teamwork to ensure Ascend Elements’ success for generations to come.” […]

“TVA and Pennyrile RECC congratulate Ascend Elements on its decision to locate and create hundreds of new jobs in Christian County. Helping attract and retain jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service.”


Hydro Aluminum Metals:

Hydro Aluminum Metals USA is investing $15 million in order to expand in Right to Work Henderson, Kentucky. This will create 56 new jobs!

“At Hydro we want to accelerate the green transformation of the aluminum and automotive industries by increasing our use of post-consumer scrap to pull more used material into the value chain and promote a circular economy, while also delivering our automotive customers advanced, high-strength alloys.”

“Henderson is on a roll, and Hydro’s investment is just the latest in a series of exciting announcements bringing quality jobs and new opportunities for families in this community. […] From the I-69 Ohio River Crossing to landing the largest economic development project in Western Kentucky in 25 years, this is an exciting time for Henderson and the entire region. I want to thank Hydro’s leadership for their continued investment in Kentucky and our workforce, and I look forward to seeing the company’s continued success for years to come.” […]

“Henderson Economic Development is proud to highlight Hydro Aluminum’s investment at the Henderson facility. This investment is beneficial for the competitive product market for the automotive industry and the commitment to the community with a focus on clean initiatives. […] We appreciate the forward thinking of Hydro Aluminum. It is encouraging to see the continued growth in our existing industries.”


Jim Beam:

Jim Beam Brands is investing $400 million in order to expand in Right to work Boston, Kentucky. They will also create 50 new jobs!

“Jim Beam is a renowned name within Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry, and I am thrilled to see the company continue to grow in our state. […] This is a substantial investment in Nelson County that will ensure Jim Beam continues to grow in Central Kentucky for decades to come. Thank you to the leaders at the company for once again showing faith in our state and our incredible workforce.” […]

“It’s always exciting when we are able to celebrate the expansion of one of our companies. I want to thank Jim Beam for making this tremendous investment in Nelson County. […] Jim Beam is considered family as their history of making great bourbon goes back decades and generations. The future of Jim Beam is bright as this expansion will allow production to increase, and we will be able to see even more bottles of Beam products available in the United States and across the globe.”


O-I Glass:

O-I Glass is investing $239 million in order to add a new facility in Right to Work Bowling Green, Kentucky. This will also create 140 new jobs!

“O-I is determined to be the most innovative, sustainable and chosen supplier of brand-building packaging solutions. […] The new plant is an important milestone as we continue the pursuit of our expansion plan in the United States and globally, building a bright future for the company and its stakeholders. Glass is more relevant than ever, and we’re proud to support our customers with innovative solutions.” […]

“We are continuing to attract new employers that are focused on longevity, sustainability and creating quality jobs for Kentuckians. […] O-I Glass is doing all that and more. This new facility in Warren County will create great job opportunities for our residents and bring innovative new technology to Kentucky’s manufacturing sector. Thank you to the leaders at O-I Glass for selecting the commonwealth for this significant investment. I look forward to a long, successful partnership between the company and our state.” […]

“O-I Glass is a world leader in its field and will bring transformational technology to the sector through their Bowling Green operation. […] We deeply value their selection of our community for this amazing project and share our great appreciation to our many partners who make winning projects like this possible: Atmos Energy, TVA, Warren County Water District, Warren RECC, as well as our Presidents Club investors.”


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