Kentucky plant to add 100 full-time jobs

Kentucky auto parts plant expanding again, adding another 100 full-time jobs

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- An auto parts maker is adding a new building and 100 full-time jobs to its operation in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC broke ground Wednesday on its second expansion since November. Gov. Steve Beshear's office said the company plans to add an 87,000-square-foot building with a capital investment of up to $66 million.

In November, Kobe announced it would invest $11 million to build a 39,000-square-foot building and create 15 jobs.

The plant is a joint venture of Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. and has been located in south-central Kentucky since 2005. It currently has more than 270 full-time employees.

The plant forges aluminum suspension products.

The state has given preliminary approval to up to $300,000 in tax incentives for the project.

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