Ontario-based Dajcor Aluminum is set to receive $2mn in grants from Perry County for the expansion of its Hazard, Kentucky plant.
According to media reports, Governor Andy Beshear awarded the grants in lieu of adding a new anodizing line to the aluminum extrusions plant. The expansion is expected to add 50 new jobs to the area.
The anodizing line was planned for next year but the company has decided to go ahead with it due to increased demand from its consumers in the construction, military, automotive and recreational industries. Beshear said that the investment will help strengthen the manufacturing supply chain in the region as well as bolster the local economy, which is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plant currently produces 6000 series extrusions such as 6063, 6463, 6061, and 6005. The company’s home plant in Chatham-Kent, Ontario operates two extrusion presses. The Kentucky plant started operations in Spring 2020.