Hopkinsville Manufacter to Add 60 Jobs

Aug 12, 2011

Community leaders and officials from FP International in Hopkinsville announced Thursday the company will add a machine build operation to its Christian County facility. The project will result in 60 new machine manufacturing jobs over the next several years and a $3 million investment.

FP International designs, manufactures and sells globally a broad range of protective packaging products and systems for a variety of industries. The company’s packaging products include air cushion packaging systems, paper cushioning systems, polyethylene foam and bubble mailers and recycled polystyrene loosefill. FP International’s Hopkinsville plant currently employs 49 people.

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved FP International for tax incentives up to $3 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“We have a tremendous corporate partner in FP International,” Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp said in a press release. “Their announcement to grow the Hopkinsville operation and continue providing quality jobs is great news for our community and our citizens.”