Taica North America Puts Plant in Winchester, KY
Gov. Steve Beshear and company officials from Taica North America Corp. have announced its plans to locate a manufacturing facility in Winchester, KY. The Japanese maker of shock absorbing materials and three-dimensional decoration technology will create 30 new full-time jobs and invest more than $8 million in the project.
Gov. Beshear met with Taica officials during a seven-day economic development trip to Taiwan and Japan in May. The goal of the Japan portion of the trip was to strengthen existing relationships with Kentucky-based Japanese companies, while also creating new opportunities, further enhancing Kentuckyâ€™s ties with the Japanese business community.
Japanese-owned companies already operate more than 150 facilities in Kentucky and provide more than 34,000 full-time jobs. Additionally, Kentucky has the second-highest Japanese foreign direct investment on a per capita basis.
â€śRelationships are such a vital part of economic development, and that is why I am so pleased to know that our efforts to build a partnership with Taica have been successful,â€ť Gov. Beshear said. â€śThe location of this manufacturing facility in Winchester will only amplify the stateâ€™s strong base of Japanese-owned companies. I congratulate Winchester and Clark County officials and join them in welcoming Taica to Kentucky.â€ť
Taica Corp. manufactures shock absorbing materials, vibration damping materials, and heat conductive materials, as well as three-dimensional decoration technology called â€śCUBIC PRINTINGâ€ť and â€śE-CUBIC.â€ť
Taica North America Corp. will utilize the proprietary technology of E-CUBIC, a process that utilizes specialized film to transfer printed patterns onto three-dimensional objects such as automotive parts, sports equipment and furniture. The new plant at the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Park will be operational by the end of this year.