Winchester facility adding 20 jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Clark County company is expanding after seven years of operation in the commonwealth.

Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky, plans to add to its existing 63,000-square-foot facility in the Winchester Industrial Park with a 25,000-square-foot expansion and the purchase of five injection molding machines across two phases, according to the company.

Taica provides cubic printing, paint application and assembly services on molded substrates for Tier 1 automotive suppliers, plans to expand its Clark County facility with a $4.4 million investment expected to create 20 well-paying jobs.

The facility became operational in 2013 and since has exceeded the companys initial projections for wages and job growth.

The company says in 2014, Taica was approved for state tax incentives for its initial investment in Kentucky, projected to create 30 jobs at an average hourly wage of $22. Currently, the company employs 44 Kentuckians at an average wage of more than $26 per hour.

The Kentucky operation is a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Taica Corp., which was founded in 1948 and has operated under its current name since 2006. In 1984, the company developed Cubic Printing, a hydrographic printing process that involves floating a special printed film on water and using water pressure to transfer a printed pattern onto a substrate material.

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