Kentucky's Manufacturing Sector More Than Bourbon and Cars

Oct 8, 2014


October has been designated National Manufacturing Month. Kentucky is well known for its automotive, bourbon, and equine industries but an official with the state's Economic Development Cabinet says the Commonwealth is successful in other trades.

Joe Hall says Kentucky is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers with 220,000.   "Well I think the significance really showcases the diversity of Kentucky's economy and we really are a manufacturing state," said Hall.

Several Kentucky firms rank high in their particular product line.  Company officials say Lexington's Jif plant is the largest peanut butter production facility in the world.  Plant officials in Louisville say all Reynolds wrap aluminum foil in produced in the Derby city.