Dajcor Aluminum facility to bring 265 jobs to Eastern Kentucky

Published: May. 10, 2019 at 3:20 PM EDT
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Dajcor Aluminum Ltd. is investing money and bringing jobs to Eastern Kentucky.

The aluminum product supplier said it plans to invest nearly $19.6 million to locate it's first U.S. facility near Hazard. This will create up to 265 full-time jobs.

“We are excited for another major jobs announcement in Eastern Kentucky, where we have a strong, skilled workforce ready to serve any industry’s needs,” Gov. Bevin said. “Dajcor Aluminum has selected an excellent location for its first US operation and will be a great fit for the workforce in and around Perry County. We are grateful to Dajcor for their decision to locate in Kentucky, and we stand ready to help this company achieve its goals and continue its rapid growth."

Dajcor will take over the former American Woodmark facility in Perry County's Coalfields Industrial Park.

“We are excited to get going on this expansion project for Dajcor,” said Mike Kilby, President and CEO of Dajcor. “This project will not only expand our capacity but also our geographic reach as our first manufacturing facility in the USA. Perry County, in Eastern Kentucky, offers a ready workforce as well as excellent state of the art fabrication training facilities within the area. This fits well with our ‘All Under One Roof’ aluminum extrusion and fabrication business model” Kilby added.

The company, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, plans to begin operations by the end of 2019. Recruiting and hiring is expected to begin right away.

“As we continue to rebuild and reimagine our economy in Eastern Kentucky, we welcome businesses, like Dajcor Aluminum, that are taking an innovative approach to retrofit the available buildings and land in our region to create jobs and expand operations,” Rep. Rogers said. “We have the best workforce in the country readily available to fill these new jobs, with highly skilled labor and an unmatched work ethic. Gov. Bevin and I are honored to support Dajcor Aluminum’s expansion into Kentucky’s Appalachian region.”

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