Gov. Steve Beshear says the first of what is expected to be many high-tech firms is headed to Kentucky to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy's planned National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center in Lexington.
Beshear announced Thursday that nGimat (ehn'-jhi-mat) LLC, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based nGimat Co., is establishing a new lab facility in Lexington that will eventually create 68 new jobs.
Beshear says the company plans to initially invest more than $740,000. He added it will create 18 new high-tech jobs over three years, paying an average salary of $58,500, followed by an additional 50 full-time jobs in production and administrative positions.