1:25pm

Mon October 3, 2011
Business and the Economy

Simpson Co. Firm Expands, Creates 25 Jobs

Danafilms Inc. will add a new produce line and invest just over $12 million in its Simpson County plant. The German-owned company will nearly double the size of its Franklin workforce, creating 25 new jobs as a result of the expansion.

“Not a day goes by that we don’t see or use a product that Danafilms has been a part of making – from chip bags and frozen food packaging to pet food and lawn care packaging,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a press release from his office.

Located in Franklin since 2000, Danafilms occupies a 110,000-square-foot facility on a 25-acre site and currently employs 32 people. The plant produces custom films used for packaging of everyday products in industries such as food and beverage, industrial, lawn and garden, pet care, construction and roofing industries and more. The new investments will allow Danafilms to add additional technical characteristics to its films, providing its customers with higher performance films.

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Danafilms for tax incentives up to $700,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

“Danafilms has become an important corporate partner in our community over these last 10 years,” Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson said. “I am thrilled that they would invest in such a significant expansion right here in Franklin.”