BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Champion Home Builders Inc. will bring up to 150 jobs to Marshall County after deciding to invest $6.3 million in a production facility in Benton.
The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1SUFoYl ) state and local officials praised the Michigan-based company's decision Thursday.
The company will lease the 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to produce modular, mobile and manufactured housing for distribution to retailers in Kentucky and other states.
Champion CEO Keith Anderson says access to skilled labor in the Benton area played a major role in the company's decision to open a new operation there.
Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed Champion to the state, calling it a "great day" for western Kentucky and the state.
Founded in 1953, Champion operates 28 manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe and employs more than 4,200 people worldwide.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com