Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday announced DRC Industries, a packaging materials supplier, plans to acquire an additional 126,000-square-foot facility and add 25 jobs in Carroll County. The project entails a $2 million investment by the company. “The growth we’re seeing at DRC Industries is exciting and highlights the successful efforts of a dedicated workforce here in the Commonwealth,” Beshear said in a press release from his office. “Not only does this mean DRC Industries will spend millions of dollars here in Kentucky, but it also adds up to 25 new jobs for Kentucky citizens, and that is great news.”
Established in 2003, DRC Industries has grown from distributing and warehousing packaging supplies to expanding its manufacturing capabilities. The project’s 126,000-square-foot expansion will complement the company’s existing 80,000-square-foot facility in Carroll County, and will allow more storage and warehousing space along with additional personnel.
“After looking at other locations and considering all factors, it made the most business sense to stay in Carroll County,” said Daniel Click, president of DRC Industries. “The acquisition of the new larger facility will provide more than enough room for today’s business and tomorrow’s growth. We look forward to the next 10 years of continued success in Carroll County and appreciate the effort of our local and state officials who helped make this possible.”
To encourage the investment job growth in Carroll County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $250,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.