WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri May 11, 2012
Hopkinsville Plant to Undergo Major Expansion to Produce Airbus Parts
A Christian County plant has landed a contract through 2020 to make extra-wide airplane body parts for Airbus. Plymouth Engineering Shapes in Hopkinsville is undergoing a $13 million expansion project to accommodate the new contract.
Plymouth's Aerospace Sales Manager Gary Ezell said the deal will produce gross revenues in excess of $100 million. He told the Kentucky New Era the plant is one of only four in the world making semi-finished titanium airframe extrusions.
Ezell said nearly every commercial aircraft flying today has some part from the Hopkinsville Plymouth plant.
Plymouth opened its Christian County facility in 1981.