Gov. Beshear: Over 1,500 New Jobs Planned Across Kentucky’s Metals Industry Point to Strengthening Economy

7 Jun 2021


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2021) – From steel tube manufacturing to copper recycling, Gov. Andy Beshear today said companies in Kentucky’s metals industry are helping to build a stronger post-COVID economy by creating over 1,500 jobs through $870 million in investments across 11 projects announced during the first half of 2021.

For example, Wieland North America Inc., a producer of copper and copper alloy products, plans to create 75 jobs with a $100 million copper and copper-alloy recycling facility in Shelby County. That facility, the company said, could also see future growth.

Wieland’s recycling facility announcement comes less than four months after the company made public its plans to locate its new North American headquarters in Louisville with an $8.8 million investment, a project creating 75 full-time jobs.

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