2:55pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Business and the Economy

Lexington Firm to Add Jobs

KD Analytical Consulting Inc., which provides support, service and training to the emergency first responder community, will expand its operation at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station by adding more than 7,000 square feet to its existing 1,850-square-foot facility. The growth means an investment of $897,800 and will include the hiring of 15 full-time employees.

Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., KD Analytical provides support, service and training for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection equipment. In 2010, KD established a facility at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station to provide support and service to the Air Force, supporting more than 80 bases worldwide. KD’s expansion will provide support, service and training to local emergency management and first responders, according to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear's office.

“This expansion will allow the company to better serve our existing customers and to deliver our unique services to a broader range of clients in the emergency first responder and homeland defense sectors,” said KD Analytical Vice President Craig Crume. “Our ability to add a significant number of skilled jobs to the Lexington economy is a point of pride for KD and a real measure of our success."

To encourage the job growth in Lexington, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved KD Analytical for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“In addition to the good jobs KD Analytical is bringing to our community, I’m excited about the learning opportunities this company can offer our firefighters and the potential improvements in public safety for Lexington and communities across Kentucky,” Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said.