Silicon Holler a Reality

posted by Ed Huckleberry - 

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.

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