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Harbor Steel & Supply expanding to Bowling Green
By Crystal Staley/Jack Mazurak
Frankfort, KY - Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Harbor Steel & Supply Corp., a distributor and manufacturer of fabricated products for the steel and aluminum industries, will construct a second Kentucky facility with an $8 million investment that will create 25 full-time jobs in the years ahead.
"Harbor Steel & Supply has been a quality Kentucky employer for the past 30 years, and I am thrilled to see the company grow its presence in our state," Gov. Beshear said. "This project reflects Kentucky's strength in the metals industry, and it continues the unparalleled economic momentum our state has seen in recent months. I wish the company well as it establishes its second Kentucky facility and hope to see even more growth in the future."
Leaders at Harbor Steel plan to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility in the Kentucky Transpark that will allow for potential future expansion and job creation. The investment will include the purchase of laser machines, press brakes for forming and automated saws, among other equipment. Company leaders anticipate construction will begin in spring 2022 and be completed by the third quarter of next year.
Harbor Steel maintains an existing presence in Lexington, where it opened in 1991 and currently employs 60 Kentucky residents. The Bowling Green operation will support overflow from the Lexington facility and position the company to grow its customer base and service area.
"All of us are very excited about locating our new facility in Bowling Green! We believe the location and infrastructure in the region gives us tremendous opportunity for sustainable growth," said Michael Weis, president of Harbor Steel. "We look forward to expanding our service area in Kentucky while growing our processing capabilities."
Founded in 1952 and based in Muskegon, Michigan, Harbor Steel distributes and manufactures fabricated steel products, specializing in processed sheet and plate for a variety of markets. The company's services include sheet and tube laser cutting, plasma cutting, flame cutting, saw cutting, forming and machining of hot-rolled and cold-rolled aluminum and stainless steel. Aside from its Kentucky presence, the company operates in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.
The new Harbor Steel operation will add to the state's 230-plus metals-related facilities that employ approximately 25,000 Kentuckians. In 2021 alone, Kentucky's metals industry has spurred approximately $920 million in planned investment and roughly 1,600 expected new jobs for Kentucky residents.
This story was posted on 2021-09-30 15:06:52
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