Hardwood products producer announces $3.35 million investment in Eastern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Powell Valley Millwork (PVM) will add 20 to 25 full-time jobs thanks to an investment of $3.35 million.

The additional jobs will bring the total workforce to around 130-people, according to the company.  The company currently has two shifts.

PVM is a poplar mouldings manufacturer located in Powell County, and is working to make more job opportunities available in Eastern Kentucky.

PVM was founded by Eastern Kentucky natives and will expand its current operation on Lofty Heights Road in Clay City by 26,000 square feet; it was previously operated in Montgomery County.

Four years ago, PVM purchased the facility and has grown it to more than a 65 member team.

The expansion project began in April and should be finished by late 2018.

PVM produces a wide variety of mouldings and millwork products including primed interior trim profiles, plantation shutter components, door and window jambs, picture frame mouldings and canvas stretcher bars for large-volume customers, such as millwork distributors, lumber yards and big box stores.

The company carved a niche in poplar hardwood production, and sources materials from more than 30 sawmills in the region, most of which are located in Eastern Kentucky.

PVM operates a closed-loop facility, meaning no byproduct or waste is sent to landfills.

Sawdust and wood shavings are used as fuel for the facility’s boiler and as animal bedding.

Release courtesy of Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office.

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