550 New Jobs Expected in Greenup County, Kentucky

WURTLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A $1.3 billion aluminum mill will be built in Greenup County.

Braidy Industries Inc. will build the mill and create 550 manufacturing jobs to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries.

“Braidy Industries’ decision to locate in Eastern Kentucky has the potential to be as significant as any economic deal ever made in the history of Kentucky,” said Gov. Matt Bevin.

A 2.5 million square foot aluminum mill will be built near South Shore.

The company expects construction to begin in early 2018, with completion scheduled for 2020.

The facility will produce about 370,000 tons of aluminum per year for the automotive and aerospace industries, with opportunities to expand over time.

According to a release, the average wage of workers in the new facility will be about $70,000 per year.

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