Monday, 08 March 2021 21:17

Kentucky Auto Parts Maker Plans Expansion in Morgantown

Written by Steve Bittenbender, The Center Square


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A Canadian-based plastics manufacturer has plans to hire 135 people as the company expands production at a western Kentucky plant. 

Stratus Plastics International plans to hire 40 people immediately at its facility in Morgantown, KY, about 25 miles northwest of Bowling Green. That’s according to a news release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office. 


The company already has 45 employees at the plant, which makes products for automotive, industrial and consumer products. The 165,000-square foot plant is both a production facility and warehouse. 


The automotive industry is a major employer in Kentucky. Besides vehicle manufacturing facilities for Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, the state is also home to more than 500 other automotive-related facilities. The businesses employ more than 110,000 full-time workers. 


In a statement, Beshear said Stratus’ plans are a sign that Kentucky is building a strong economy. 


“The significant increase in planned jobs since the company first announced this project demonstrates Kentucky’s strong support for manufacturers and our ability to help companies grow quickly,” he said.
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