WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed May 9, 2012
Businesses Expanding in Allen and Edmonson Counties
Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems in Scottsville and Yahagi America Molding in Park City have will expand their operations adding nearly two dozen new jobs. Sumitomo will re-open their previously shuttered first plant that began operations in 1988. The building is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation for manufacturing electric wire terminals produced for automotive wiring harness applications for their North American and European customer base.
The plant is scheduled to re-open in October with some new and existing machinery and manpower being moved from another plant in Scottsville. The re-opening is expected to add eight to 10 additional jobs over the next couple of years.
The expansion of the Yahagi American Molding plant in Park City will include a capital investment of $1 million and the creation of five to 10 new jobs. The company will expand its 33,600 square foot facility by an additional 16,000 square feet. YAMI's expansion will bring its employee staff to near or above 50 workers,