Novelis broke ground Monday morning on its aluminum sheet manufacturing facility along US 79 in Guthrie that will create 125 new high-paying jobs and that represents a $300 million investment in Todd County.
Marco Palmieri is the senior vice president of Novelis North America and says a skillful workforce, the willingness of government agencies to partner with the company and a location near many automotive customers made Guthrie the right place to build.
He says projections are that aluminum content in North American passenger vehicles will increase by 42 percent by 2028 based on a 2015 baseline, meaning the demand for the work of Novelis should only increase with time.
Governor Matt Bevin says Novelis will be a great corporate citizen in Kentucky and their plans fit his vision to make Kentucky a manufacturing leader in the nation.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul was among those pledging their support to assist Novelis with future plans and says things like the recent federal tax reform package spur economic development.
Congressman James Comer says facilities like the Novelis plant can have far-reaching impacts—even benefiting local farmers who must also maintain a full-time job elsewhere.
Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall welcomed other mayors, judge-executives and representatives of PADD and other agencies from across western Kentucky to the event.
Watch the entire ceremony below via Gov. Matt Bevin’s Facebook page:
Novelis Guthrie Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted by Governor Matt Bevin on Monday, May 14, 2018