FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Governor Matt Bevin announced Friday that a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first US operation near Hazard.
“We are excited for another major jobs announcement in Eastern Kentucky, where we have a strong, skilled workforce ready to serve any industry’s needs,” Gov. Bevin said. “Dajcor Aluminum has selected an excellent location for its first US operation and will be a great fit for the workforce in and around Perry County. We are grateful to Dajcor for their decision to locate in Kentucky, and we stand ready to help this company achieve its goals and continue its rapid growth.”
Dajcor plans to locate in the former American Woodmark facility in Perry County’s Coalfields Industrial Park.
In addition, Dajcor can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives.
Company leaders plan to begin recruiting and hiring immediately. Follow the East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) and One East Kentucky on social media for updates on job fairs and how to apply. Visit www.EKCEP.org for more information.