FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Murakami Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc., which makes automotive vision systems, will build a more than $2.7 million, 20 employee warehouse on its Taylor County campus.
“This investment by Murakami highlights the increasing strength of Kentucky’s automotive sector, which employs more than 100,000 people statewide,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “It shows ongoing confidence in Kentucky as a top location for manufacturing and supplying automotive products to customers. I am confident that Murakami’s new investment in Taylor County and its increased presence in Kentucky will position the company for success for many years to come.”
Murakami will expand its current facility at 575 Water Tower Bypass in Campbellsville by 50,000 square feet to consolidate storage, increase manufacturing capacity and streamline product flow. In addition, the expected 20 hires will fulfill a total 50 new full-time jobs the company announced in a separate expansion project in 2014. The new construction will start in September with projected completion by March 2018.
“We are very excited about expanding the Campbellsville plant,” said Murakami North America President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Rodenberg. “The additional space will allow for future growth as well as an opportunity to realize improved efficiencies because we will have everything under one roof.”