Bevin to announce aluminum plant in northeastern Kentucky

04/25/2017 01:29 PM

On Wednesday, Gov. Matt Bevin will announce a $1.3 billion investment in Kentucky by an aluminum plant in northeastern Kentucky.

Three sources with information about the deal tell Spectrum News that the project is the “mystery project” for which lawmakers approved an extra $15 million in bonding authority during the session.

One source with knowledge of the aluminum plant said the facility will likely do stamping, but more information would be available during Wednesday’s press conference.

During the last day of the legislative session House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster, said the project will bring 1,000 construction jobs, 500 full-time jobs with an average salary of $75,000 per year and a $1.3 billion investment from the unnamed company.

Gov. Bevin is slated to make the announcement on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the McConnell House in Wurtland.

Nick Storm

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