FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2017) – Wright-Mix Material Solutions LLC will invest $8.5 million in a production facility at the river port in Wurtland, creating 130 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.
“By expanding into a new location in Greenup County, Wright-Mix will grow its parent company’s home-state economic impact and employment while reaching new customers across Kentucky’s borders,” Gov. Bevin said. “This project showcases many of the advantages the commonwealth offers to manufacturers – a central location, outstanding shipping and logistics infrastructure and the availability of raw materials and talent. I congratulate Wright-Mix and look forward to their success.”
Wright-Mix will renovate an existing building at the Greenup/Boyd Riverport at Wurtland, increasing its size to 80,000 square feet and preparing it for fully automated toll blending and bagging operations. The company also will build storage facilities to house raw materials and finished products. Work is scheduled to begin in August and the facility could start operations by January.
“We feel the location fits our distribution needs and the 50-acre size of this property will allow us to grow our multiple companies going forward,” said Shannon Wright, president and CEO. “I would like to personally extend my thanks to all the people on my team, the state and local authorities who worked diligently over the past few months putting this together. We feel truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to many years of serving it.”
Wright-Mix will receive raw materials via barge, rail and truck and ship its finished products by truck and train. Company owners noted access to the Ohio River and to rail service as determining factors in the decision to locate in Greenup County.