Monday, October 6, 2008

American Howa Kentucky Announces Expansion of Bowling Green Facility

Curtis Sullivan, chairman of the
Intermodal Transportation Authority,
congratulated American Howa Kentucky
on their expansion announcement, which
comes just over six months after the facility's
grand opening.

AHK's expansion project will add 56,000 square feet to its existing 81,294-square-foot facility, and will house three new manufacturing lines. The company manufactures various products for the automotive industry including headliners, dash insulators, and other interior items.

"We are very pleased with our facility here at the Kentucky Transpark, and we're happy to continue our investment here with this announced expansion. Our location in South Central Kentucky is ideal for our business, and we look forward to much more success here," said American Howa Kentucky, Inc. President Hiroshi Senga.

The project represents a more than $12 million investment in the Kentucky Transpark operation. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved American Howa Kentucky for tax benefits in the amount of $120,000 under the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act. The incentive program allows approved companies to recoup sales and use tax for costs related to construction materials, building fixtures and equipment used for research and development.

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