Tobacco manufacturer expanding in Kentucky

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a company that manufactures tobacco products is investing more than $3 million in its Owensboro facility.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s office said Tuesday that Swedish Match will expand its research and development department.

The addition will increase the Stockholm-based company’s capabilities to formulate new products in Daviess County in western Kentucky.

The project includes laboratories, offices and meeting spaces.

The company expects to complete the project in May and open the enlarged department in early June.

The company will expand its R&D department by eight employees with the expansion. The company employs 340 at its Owensboro facilities.

Swedish Match produces tobacco products including moist snuff, cigars and chewing tobacco.

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