Local munitions company expands creating 15 new jobs

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - A new addition to a local munitions company will bring in at least 15 new jobs to the Winchester community.

J&T Distributing manufactures firearm parts and accessories that are distributed nationwide. The company specializes in manufacturing rifles for law enforcement and military personnel.

Local officials announced Monday morning they'll be adding a third manufacturing facility on Fortune Drive. It's a $3.6 million dollar investment that's been approved for $200,000 worth of tax incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

Company officials say this expansion will bring in new jobs to this family owned business.

"In order for us to expand our operations, we need the space. This will be really important because we'll add jobs and revenue to the community," says Stacy Starnes, CFO of J&T Distributing.

The company has also been approved for up to $50,000 in tax benefits.

Information on Kentucky's economic development efforts can be found at www.ThinkKentucky.com

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