Right to Work Kentucky Welcomes New Businesses!

Right to Work Kentucky’s economy is constantly growing, and these companies are proof! Businesses that are adding new locations soon include 80 Acres Farms, Levi Strauss & Co, Novelis, and Continental Refining Co (CRC). So this will mean hundreds of new jobs for the state.

80 Acres Farms:

80 Acres Farms is investing $74 million toward a new facility soon in Right to Work Boone County, Kentucky. This will create 125 new jobs!

“Agritech growth is a major part of our effort to create a sustainable economy that works for all Kentuckians. I am very pleased to welcome 80 Acres Farms to the commonwealth. […] These well-paying jobs will create quality opportunities for our workforce. I want to thank the company’s leaders for locating in Kentucky and I can’t wait to see the facility up and running this year.” […]

“80 Acres is leveraging its science and technology to grow its products and scale its supply chain with much success. […] A lot of collaboration with Duke Energy, Boone County and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development brought this project to fruition. I’m excited to buy 80 Acres’ Kentucky-grown produce at my local Kroger.”


Levi Strauss & Co:

Levi Strauss & Co is investing $48 million toward a new distribution center in Right to Work Erlanger, Kentucky, creating 300 new jobs!

“Kentucky’s ideal geographic location continues to be a major advantage as our state’s logistics sector shows consistent growth. […] This commitment by Levi Strauss & Co. is the latest evidence that Kentucky is the perfect location for companies looking to get their products to customers as quickly as possible. I want to thank the company’s leadership for its continued support of our workforce and look forward to seeing this new facility operational next year.”



Novelis is investing $365 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Guthrie, Kentucky. This will also create 140 new jobs!

“We are excited about this new investment in Kentucky, which will help Novelis achieve its sustainability goals, as well as support the carbon-reduction targets of our automotive customers. […] We look forward to deepening our relationships with community leaders to ensure our facility has a lasting, beneficial impact in the region.” […]

“As we continue to build back throughout Western Kentucky, companies are […] creating quality job opportunities for Kentucky families. […] I had the chance to join Novelis for the grand opening of the company’s automotive aluminum finishing plant just over two months ago, and its leadership’s decision to quickly move forward with plans for expansion is tremendous news. Novelis is proving to be a great fit for Todd County and the surrounding area, and I am eager to see the company continue to grow for years to come.”


Continental Refining Co (CRC):

Continental Refining Co (CRC) is investing $26.8 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Somerset, Kentucky.

“We are excited for this next chapter for CRC. […] The ability to produce biofuels and soy-based products in Somerset will open new markets while providing farmers, CRC’s customers, vendors, investors and the community a solid agritech business opportunity that provides a positive economic impact for the entire region.” […]

“Demetrios Haseotes and his team at CRC have demonstrated incredible determination to see this project through to fruition. […] We are excited to see this historic entity back up and running again in the Capital of Lake Cumberland. Thanks to all those throughout the region and state for their support and helping us to see continued record-breaking investment in Somerset and Pulaski County.”


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