Kentucky logistics company celebrates new expansion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky logistics company is helping to create new jobs as it celebrates its new expansion.

Longship, a fresh, frozen, and dry product shipping and logistics company, celebrated its relocation and expansion from Newtown Pike to Sir Barton Way on Wednesday.

As the company continues to expand into the new facility, it is expecting to create 155 new jobs paying $28 per hour over the next ten years.

The Kentucky Development Finance Authority approved the ten-year agreement, and will provide up to $1.25 million in tax incentives based on the company’s goals.

“By bringing 155 extra jobs, I can tell you this, when I started out in this industry, it changed my life and I want the same thing for our new recruits and our new candidates. I hope with this new facility we’re able to attract that,” said Longship founder Kenny Schomp.

Longship’s new home features a 29,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art technology and a gym.

Wednesday’s festivities included a tour of the facility, a ribbon-cutting, and a proclamation from Mayor Linda Gorton given by Chief Development Officer Kevin Atkins.

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