FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Blue Grass Metals Inc., a supplier of wire forms to the automotive industry, will expand its operation in Boone County with the creation of 15 jobs via a more than $4 million investment.
“For years, Blue Grass Metals has been a strong corporate partner in Northern Kentucky, and its latest investment will help bolster our state’s already thriving automotive industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are grateful for this latest example of a Kentucky company making a long-term decision that will diversify its products within the marketplace. We commend Blue Grass Metals’ foresight, as they continue to forge a lasting legacy of excellence.”
Blue Grass Metals has been in operation for over 25 years, initially serving the pneumatic tool industry and supplying the automotive industry since 1998. The construction of an adjacent 50,000-square-foot facility in Boone County and the purchase of new equipment will add manufacturing capability to produce wire forms for seat frames, exhaust brackets, frame components, stamping and tube fabrication.
“Ever since becoming an employee-owned company back in 2013, we have been investigating ways to improve our competitive advantage and increase market share,” said Dale Badger, president of Blue Grass Metals. “We believe that expansion here in Northern Kentucky will provide strategic opportunities to expand not only our customer base but our product offering as well.”