Gov. Bevin: Braidy Industries to Create 550 Jobs with $1.3 Billion Aluminum Rolling Mill in Eastern Kentucky

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Governor’s Office

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Jack Mazurak
502.782.1965

Woody Maglinger
502.564.2611

Startup producer for aerospace and automotive industries to spearhead regional revitalization

WURTLAND, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and executives from Braidy Industries Inc. today announced the company will build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill and create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs in Greenup County to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries.

The announcement marks a turning point in bringing economic vitality to Eastern Kentucky, and comes just two days after the 53rd anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty” in Appalachia.

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Braidy Industries Inc. to Spend $1.3 billion to Build the Highest Quality, Lowest Cost Auto Body Sheet and Aerospace Plate Aluminum Rolling Mill in the United States

CONTACT
Jaunique Sealey
(606) 575-3121
jsealey@braidyindustries.com

Robert Cavosi
(646) 638-9891
rcavosi@rooneyco.com

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Eastern Kentucky’s South Shore chosen over 24 proposed sites in two states

1000 construction jobs, 550 permanent highly skilled jobs and another 1000 supporting services jobs to the Appalachian area

Wurtland, KY – April 26, 2017 — The transformation in material sciences and advanced manufacturing was evidenced today during a joint announcement by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries, Inc. (“Braidy”).  The Governor and Mr. Bouchard announced that Braidy, in partnership with the State of Kentucky and the Ashland Alliance, will construct the nation’s first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in over three decades.

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