Manufacturer Plans New Plant, Additional 700 Jobs

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky company that makes commercial HVAC products plans to build a manufacturing plant in Shelby County that will create 700 new jobs, officials said.

Kentuckiana Curb Co. Inc., doing business as KCC Manufacturing, plans to invest $60 million to establish the plant in Simpsonville, Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement. KCC needs more room for production space and plans to build 380,000 square feet (35,303 square meters) of facilities on 80 acres, the statement said.

The jobs will pay an average hourly wage of $29 including benefits, officials said.

The company currently employs more than 500 people at two manufacturing facilities in Jeffersontown. It plans to start work on the Shelby County project next January and finish within a year.