New Jobs Coming To Danville

A material handling industry is planning on expanding in central Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Intelligrated Inc. will grow its operations in Danville, five years after it had initially revealed plans to move the operation to Ohio.

This is expected to create up to 50 jobs and invest $1.6 million into the project. Hiring is expected to begin in the coming months.

“This is a great comeback story,” said Gov. Beshear. “After nearly moving manufacturing out of Kentucky, Intelligrated is making a solid commitment to growing its success here in the Commonwealth. This partnership will lead to the creation of dozens of jobs and a significant investment in central Kentucky, two extremely good reasons to mark this as a time for celebration.”
Intelligrated’s Danville facility was slated for closure in 2009 as the company planned to consolidate its operations to Ohio. Due to an increase in product demand and the local specialized workforce, however, Intelligrated kept the plant open, and it’s been growing ever since.

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“We are grateful for our collaborative relationship with the Commonwealth and the support of the Kentucky Business Investment program,” stated Chris Cole, chief executive officer of Intelligrated Inc. “We are excited and anxious to move ahead with this expansion and look forward to making Danville an even bigger part of our growth plans.”

Founded in 2001, Intelligrated is an industry leader in developing and producing automated material handing solutions for companies around the world. Intelligrated employs more than 2,500 in 10 states and six countries. The company’s Danville facility currently employs nearly 130 workers.