An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism.

By Allysia Finley

May 19, 2017

In April the CEO of Braidy Industries, Craig Bouchard, announced his company would build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky., creating 550 jobs. Within the past few weeks, he has received 2,600 applications…

Last week’s announcement of the construction of a new, $1.3 billion aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County may have set a record for causing jubilation – even giddiness – among state politicians and jobless Kentuckians.

Touted as the most technically advanced mill in the U.S. – and the first to be built in 30 years – the facility is expected to create as many as 1,000 construction jobs and then more than 500 permanent, non-union jobs with average pay projected at $70,000 per year…

Business WireApril 26, 2017

WURTLAND, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The transformation in material sciences and advanced manufacturing was evidenced today during a joint announcement by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries, Inc. (“Braidy”). The Governor and Mr. Bouchard announced that Braidy, in partnership with the State of Kentucky and the Ashland Alliance, will construct the nation’s first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in over three decades…

By RONNIE ELLIS CNHI News Service Apr 26, 2017

WURTLAND Reaction to news that Braidy Industries will build and operate a $1.3 billion, 2.5 million square feet aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County was universally positive, even across political lines.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin who was critical to the negotiations, according to Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard, said the announcement “may truly be the most singularly transformative economic development decision that has ever been made in the commonwealth of Kentucky…

Ronnie Ellis / rellis@cnhi.com Apr 26, 2017

WURTLAND — Reaction to news that Braidy Industries will build and operate a $1.3 billion, 2.5 million square feet aluminum rolling mill in the eastern Kentucky county of Greenup was universally positive, even across political lines.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin who was critical to the negotiations, according to Braidy CEO Craig Bouchard, said the announcement “may truly be the most singularly transformative economic development decision that has ever been made in the commonwealth of Kentucky…

04/26/2017

The transformation in material sciences and advanced manufacturing was evidenced during a recent joint announcement by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries, Inc. The Governor and Bouchard announced that Braidy, in partnership with the State of Kentucky and the Ashland Alliance, will construct the nation’s first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in over three decades…

Eastern Kentucky’s South Shore chosen over 24 proposed sites in two states

1000 construction jobs, 550 permanent highly skilled jobs and another 1000 supporting services jobs to the Appalachian area

WURTLAND, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The transformation in material sciences and advanced manufacturing was evidenced today during a joint announcement by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries, Inc. (“Braidy”). The Governor and Mr. Bouchard announced…

By RONNIE ELLIS CNHI News Service Apr 26, 2017

WURTLAND Northeast Kentucky got a massive economic shot in the arm Wednesday when Braidy Industries announced it will build and operate a $1.3 billion, 2.5 million square foot aluminum rolling mill in nearby South Shore.

The plant is expected to employ as many as 550 workers…

Regionalism. It’s a word people are going to have to get used to if they want to embrace growth in jobs and revenue to the area.

When plants or businesses choose to locate in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky, residents need to keep in mind that we are all in it together. For instance, the most recent growth includes the location of the $1.3 billion steel plant operated by Braidy Industries, Inc., in South Shore, Kentucky…

The CEO of an aluminum company says it chose Kentucky over 24 other states to build a $1.3 billion plant that is expected to hire 550 people.

WURTLAND, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Braidy Industries’ plans to build an aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky

The CEO of an aluminum company says it chose Kentucky over 24 other states to build a $1.3 billion plant that is expected to hire 550 people.

Craig Bouchard told reporters Wednesday it was a “come from behind win” for Kentucky…