FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says the first of what
is expected to be many high-tech firms is headed to Kentucky to
take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy's planned National
Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center in Lexington.
Beshear announced Thursday that nGimat (ehn'-jhi-mat) LLC, a
subsidiary of Atlanta-based nGimat Co., is establishing a new lab
facility in Lexington that will eventually create 68 new jobs.
Beshear says the company plans to initially invest more than
$740,000. He added it will create 18 new high-tech jobs over three
years, paying an average salary of $58,500, followed by an
additional 50 full-time jobs in production and administrative
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