BARDSTOWN, Ky. (April 20, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin joined company and Nelson County officials Friday as Takigawa Corp. America broke ground on its $46 million flexible packaging and high-performance films plant expected to create 180 jobs.

“Today represents an exciting moment for Takigawa, Nelson County and the commonwealth, as we continue to solidify our position as a prime location for investment in the food and beverage industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “This is another significant indication of our rapid progress toward creating the most favorable business climate in the country. We are grateful to Takigawa for their decision to locate in Kentucky and we know they will be a great asset to this wonderful community for many years to come.”

Takigawa announced in December it would build a 148,000-square-foot facility on an 18-acre greenfield site in Bardstown to keep pace with growing demand from its customers. Construction is expected to be complete in March 2019 with the plant opening in April 2019. The company’s first US operation will primarily provide packaging for national and international product brands.

A June meeting at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. between Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Terry Gill, Executive Officer Vivek Sarin and led to conversations about Kentucky’s suitability as a site for an American facility. Gill and Sarin followed up during a visit with company executives during a December trade mission to Japan.

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