FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined executives from New Flyer of America Inc. in Shepherdsville for the unveiling of its $30 million transit bus and motor coach parts manufacturing facility that will create up to 550 jobs.
“Congratulations to New Flyer of America and the citizens of Bullitt County on the opening of this new facility in Shepherdsville,” Gov. Bevin said. “This major project was part of a banner year for Kentucky economic development in 2017, which saw companies invest $9.2 billion to create more than 17,000 jobs. The economic engine of the commonwealth is at full throttle, and New Flyer is a significant part of our continued forward momentum to become America’s engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence.”
New Flyer today showcased its completed 300,000-square-foot facility in Bullitt County, which will allow the company to boost in-house production of components and improve its production processes. Seventy percent of the $30 million investment was dedicated the purchase of new equipment and building preparations, while the remainder has been used to secure a 10-year lease on the property.
“The efforts between New Flyer, the city of Shepherdsville, and the state of Kentucky has been a strong example of the power of public-private collaboration to drive jobs and innovation,” said Wayne Joseph, president of New Flyer of America. “With the opening of this facility, we not only have greater control and focus on improving supply quality for our buses and coaches, but we proudly invest in the future of American transportation through the augmentation of US innovation, infrastructure and jobs.”