Automotive Supplier To Open New Kentucky Production Facility

Gov. Matt Bevin says an automotive supplier is opening a new production facility in southern Kentucky that will lead to 145 new jobs over the next decade.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin says an automotive supplier is opening a new production facility in southern Kentucky that will lead to 145 new jobs over the next decade.

Bevin announced on Monday that Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. will open a fifth plant in Franklin. He said in a statement that the company is renovating a 65,000 square-foot building to house the operation.

The decision to open another plant is in response to an expected increase in demand from its automotive-industry customers. The company chose the location due to its proximity to Interstate 65 and to another Sumitomo plant in Scottsville and because the area has a trained workforce.

Franklin Mayor Ronnie Clark said Sumitomo is the first company that will have a presence in the city's new business park.

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