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Two N. Ky. Employers Each Investing $150M In Expansions

Posted On January 29, 2016

By Mike Perleberg

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(Boone County, Ky.) – Nearly 150 new jobs will be added by two employers in Boone County.

According to Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, aircraft equipment manufacturer Messier-Bugatti USA is planning to hire for 84 new, full-time jobs.

The hiring is part of a $150 million expansion project at the company’s facility in Walton, where support is given to leading North American programs such as Boeing 787, 737, 767, 777 and the Airbus A320 family. The expansion will be Messier-Bugatti’s seventh in Walton since the facility opened in 1999.

Meanwhile, FedEx Ground Package System is seeking to add 62 full-time jobs as it invests 150 million of its own to expand its distribution hub at the Enterprise V Industrial Park in unincorporated Boone County. That hub opened in 2005.

“Northern Kentucky is proud to kick off 2016 with growing manufacturing operations such as Messier-Bugatti and logistics companies like FedEx expanding in our region,” said Dan Tobergte, president and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “Through NKY Boost, our business retention and expansion program, we facilitate investment and growth by our primary industry companies which ultimately leads to new jobs in our region.”

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has approved incentives for both expansions.

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