SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - A Mexican company is moving their operations to Kentucky and promising hundreds of jobs at their new factory.
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The company, which builds small weather resistant houses in only two to three weeks, is rebranding from RSTMEX to RSTUSA and building their plant in Somerset.
"I mean we're probably within 300 miles of 50 million people in this area so that was a big important part of the decision making," said CEO Christopher Jarvis of RSTUSA.
Jarvis expects to fill 100 jobs in the first year for a variety of different positions. By 2022, they expect to have 400 jobs across a multi-building facility.
"In the non-professional positions that they have," said Martin Shearer, Executive Director of Somerset Pulaski County Development Foundation. "They'll train them . . . for the specific functions that they will utilize those workers for."
The company says minimum pay for workers will be $15 per hour plus benefits. RSTUSA plans to invest $20 million to build their plant in Pulaski County.