FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2016) – Governor Matt Bevin announced today that Aircraft wheel and brake components maker Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, a subsidiary of French tech giant Safran, plans to expand its Northern Kentucky plant creating about 80 jobs with an investment of more than $100 million.
“Through the manufacturing and refurbishing of wheels and carbon brakes, the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty employees located here in Kentucky help make take-offs and landings safe for tens of thousands of people flying every day across the globe,” said Governor Bevin. “The company’s operations in Walton represent a pillar of the state’s aviation industry and manufacturing base. We are grateful for this expansion, and we’re proud to celebrate a productive relationship with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and its parent company, Safran.”
The planned expansion aims to increase the Walton, KY plant’s production capacity to meet expected airline demand for wheels and carbon brakes.
Following the construction phase, from 2016 to 2018, the plant will add about 80 employees. The expansion will be located on the current Messier-Bugatti-Dowty site, near existing carbon production units, and will share some of the same infrastructure.