SCA to expand Kentucky plant
SCA, a global hygiene and forest products provider with world headquarters in Stockholm, has announced plans to invest $24 million to increase the production and product diversity at its facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
In a news release issued by the state of Kentucky, Gov. Matt Blevin says, “I’m grateful that SCA, an award-winning member of the state’s manufacturing sector, will increase its presence in Bowling Green. The fact that SCA chose to invest and grow its product line shows Kentucky is making the right moves to attract industry.”
The expansion is designed to increase production capacity and increase total full-time employment to 180, the company says.
Russ Johnson about the investment of SCA
“We’re proud to have been a part of the Bowling Green community for the past 28 years,” says Russ Johnson, SCA site manager. “This latest investment in the facility shows not only confidence in our team members but also confidence in the ability of this region to continue to provide a top-notch manufacturing workforce. We are very thankful for the efforts of this community that help enable continued growth for our plant.”
To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, in September the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminary approved SCA for tax incentives of up to $450,000 through its Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.