Kentucky Welcomes Nearly 360 New Jobs This Week

Bluegrass Bottling will create 27 jobs in Lancaster, Summit Packaging Solutions is bringing 254 jobs to Boone County, and Atlas Machine and Supply’s new Hardinsburg HQ will result in 78 jobs.

Summit’s services include customization, assembly of full pallet displays, PDQs, kits, permanent and temporary displays, multipacks, shrink-wrapping and banding, labeling, print-registered bundle wrapping and distribution, and transportation.

“I am so happy to join leaders from Summit Packaging today to cut the ribbon on the company’s new operation in Northern Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “This project is creating a variety of quality jobs and capitalizes on the commonwealth’s strong infrastructure and logistical capabilities. I am excited to welcome the company to Kentucky and see it grow for decades to come.”

Summit operates assembly operations in Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with corporate offices in Georgia and Ohio. Summit’s newly opened location adds to Kentucky’s extensive manufacturing presence, which includes nearly 5,000 facilities that employ approximately 250,000 people across the state.

“Summit is an ideal company that aligns with our manufacturing and supply chain management sectors in Northern Kentucky,” said Northern Kentucky Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume. “With companies looking for redundancy and optimizing their supply chains, the Cincinnati region is an ideal location for Summit and its customers.”

In September 2021, KEDFA preliminarily approved an incentive agreement with Summit Packaging under the Kentucky Business Investment program. Summit can also receive support from Kentucky’s workforce service providers.

Atlas Machine & Supply Invests $3.5M In New Hardinsburg Facility

In Hardinsburg, Louisville-based Atlas Machine & Supply Inc. will invest $3.47 million to construct a new 32,500-square-foot facility. The facility will create 78 jobs and serve as headquarters for the company’s Field Machining Division, which performs on-site industrial repairs for manufacturers throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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The project comes in response to the company’s Field Machining Division seeing an increased demand for its onsite services. Atlas’ new, larger facility will assist the company in reaching its potential for field machining services by allowing it to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the group, better attract and retain talent, and provide space for continued growth. The facility will be located on 10 acres in the Breckinridge County Industrial Park and will replace a smaller Atlas location in nearby Harned where more than 20 are currently employed. The building project is on track to create 78 additional jobs over a 15-year period, bringing the eventual total number of employees at the new facility to 100.

“The project will enable us to further strengthen our already solid partnership with the Breckinridge County Area Technology Center, Breckinridge County United and many others in the community,” said Richie Gimmel, president of Atlas Machine & Supply. “We also would like to thank the Kentucky Department of Economic Development for providing the tax incentives to help make this decision even easier.”