PIKEVILLE, Ky -- Hundreds of new jobs are coming to eastern Kentucky as a California-based company plans to move into the region.
EnerBlu Inc. will build a $372 million plant in Pikeville that will create 875 full-time high-paying jobs. They will locate the company headquarters in Lexington and create another 110 jobs with a $40 million investment.
Congressman Hal Rogers, who dubbed the region "Silicon Holler," says its great news for eastern Kentucky. State and local officials have been working more than a year to woo the company to eastern Kentucky. The company will build a one-million square foot facility in Pikeville to manufacture batteries for transit buses, commercial trucks, military vehicles, and other equipment.
Construction is set to begin in mid-2018 with opening in 2020.