New jobs planned for Hardin County

Elizabethtown, KY (WKYT) - Governor Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that an Elizabethtown company is being acquired. Soudal Holding NV is taking over Accumetric LLC in Hardin County and plans to expand the facility.

Soudal is an international adhesive and sealant manufacturer. The Governor's Office says the company will retain the 85 jobs currently at the facility and plans to create as many as 77 new positions.

“The Commonwealth is excited to welcome Soudal to our growing international corporate community,” said Gov. Beshear. “I know that the company could have located anywhere. The fact that it chose to grow in the Commonwealth is a strong testament to our pro-business climate and quality workforce.”

A news release from Governor Beshear's office says Soudal plans to invest nearly $21.2 million in the project, which will entail technology upgrades and an expansion of the 200,000-square-foot facility on Ring Road. The move also will establish Soudal’s North American headquarters in Hardin County. Even with the change in ownership, the facility will still operate under the name Accumetric.

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