Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Join Dajcor Aluminum to Mark Start of Facility Renovations for Company's First U.S. Manufacturing Plant
Monday, November 04, 2019
Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers today joined state and local officials and executives from Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canada-based manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, to mark the start of a nearly $19.6 million renovation for the company’s 265-job plant near Hazard.
“Today’s groundbreaking is a major step forward for Perry County and the workforce throughout the region,” Gov. Bevin said. “The new Dajcor facility – and the 265 full-time jobs associated with the project – will have a substantial impact on the local economy and represents the type of opportunities we are working to bring to Eastern Kentucky. Congratulations to everyone involved with this project. It serves as yet another reminder that there is no better place in the United States to engineer and manufacture great products, than in Kentucky.”
For its first U.S. operation, Dajcor is refurbishing the former American Woodmark facility in Perry County’s Coalfields Industrial Park, a project expected to finish in February. Company leaders anticipate some production will begin by year-end. Once fully operational, the Perry County facility will improve the company’s access to U.S. customers. The boost in aluminum extrusion and fabrication capacity overall will help Dajcor better serve a range of North American industries.