BARDSTOWN Ky. (March 19, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined company and local officials to announce that Japanese auto supplier Itsuwa plans to locate a facility in Nelson County.

The operation, which will be called Itsuwa Kentucky, will create 43 new, full-time jobs and invest $5.2 million in the Commonwealth.

“We are very excited to welcome Itsuwa to Kentucky,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “The fact that international companies continue to locate to the Commonwealth shows that we’re a powerful contributor to the global economy. I want to thank Itsuwa for investing in the state and look forward to the company’s ongoing success.”

“Today is an outstanding celebration for Itsuwa Kentucky, Bardstown and the Commonwealth,” Lt. Gov. Luallen said. “We have a tremendous workforce in Kentucky and an ever-growing reputation for our skills in the automotive industry, which is such a driving force for the economy.”

Itsuwa recently purchased 16 acres in the Wilson Industrial Park, and plans to build a 32,000-square-foot coating and painting facility. It will be the company’s second location in the U.S. and first in the Commonwealth. The facility is expected to be operational early next year.

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