Monday, February 15, 2016

American Howa Kentucky to break ground on auto-parts factory at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

A formal groundbreaking for the American Howa Kentucky auto-parts plant will be held at the site next to Midway Station tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m.

A tent will be provident in case of inclement weather, Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said at tonight's city council meeting. Parking will be available on McKinney Avenue, the street fronting the site.

AHK, which has a plant in Bowling Green, bought the former Roach property on Georgetown Road from the Woodford County Economic Development Authority, which optioned the property and had it rezoned when industrial prospects became known.

The factory is platted to cover 102,000 square feet and expected to employ 54 to 63 people. The property has room for the plant to expand.

Vandegrift and EDA officials have said the coming of AHK should encourage other plants of similar size to locate on the property or the industrially zoned area of Midway Station, spurring commercial and residential development there and on other property around the Interstate 64 interchange.

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