FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Brad Ragan Recycling Inc., an off-road tire remanufacturing and retreading operation known locally as BR Retreading, selected a Build-Ready site in Glasgow for a new $6.6 million facility expected to create 75 full-time jobs.
“BR Retreading is a great example of a homegrown Kentucky success story, and this expansion project is exciting news for the Glasgow area,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are thankful that the company, which provides service to customers from many other industries in the state, will continue to grow its operation right here in the commonwealth. BR Retreading has been an integral part of the Barren County economy for more than two decades, and we wish them the best as they keep their success rolling.”
BR Retreading will construct a new facility on a Build-Ready certified site in Glasgow’s Highland Glen Industrial Park, providing additional capacity for the company’s growth. BR Retreading currently employs 89 people in Glasgow.
Kentucky’s Build-Ready program streamlines site selection, construction and opening of new industrial facilities, saving companies time and money. For cities and counties, the certification program boosts corporate interest, formal inquiries and site visits from prospect companies and site-selection consultants. Glasgow’s is the third Build-Ready site sold this year.