FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility is locating in Bowling Green, where officials say Kobe Steel Ltd. plans to invest $46.7 million and create 105 jobs.
Gov. Matt Bevin's office announced the facility on Monday. The Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. facility will be next to a sister aluminum-forging plant, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park.
A news release from Bevin's office said Construction is to start next month, and product fabrication operations are expected to begin by December 2017. Kobe executive expect the plant's melting, casting and extrusion areas will begin production by the following October.
The KAAP facility opened in Bowling Green in 2005 and produces forged suspension components for cars and sport utility vehicles, employing about 375 people. An announced expansion will add 112 jobs.