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New manufacturer spending $17M on facility in Frankfort

December 24, 2021 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of building components is setting up shop in Kentucky and investing $17 million to revamp a former shoe factory in Frankfort.

SteelBlue Building Components expects to eventually employ 146 workers, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said.

The startup company will locate in a 55,000-square foot facility that once housed the Genesco company. Jobs at the facility would include machine operators, shipping personnel and management positions. Work on the project is scheduled to begin in January and be finished by the end of the year.

The Frankfort facility will be the company’s main manufacturing location. SteelBlue was formed last year by two men with 50 years of experience in the construction materials sector, the governor’s office said.