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Japan-Based Riken Elastomers Corporation invests $22 Million to Double its Manufacturing facility in Christian County, Kentucky

Japan-Based Riken Elastomers Corporation invests $22 Million to Double its Manufacturing facility in Christian County, Kentucky

Introduction:

Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to double the size of its facility and workforce in Christian County, Kentucky with an investment of $22 Million.

Features:

Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to add more than 81,000 square feet to its 88,000-square-foot facility on Riken Court, as well as new production lines. The expansion, which will be completed mid-2016 and include creating 27 jobs, is needed to keep pace with growing demand.

“We are delighted to expand again here in Hopkinsville,” said company President Gakuyuki Kajiyama. “Hopkinsville is an ideal location for us, and with strong support from the state and city, we are able to continue to grow our business. We believe that Riken Elastomers Corporation has a strong future in Hopkinsville.”

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $675,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

KEDFA also approved the company for tax benefits up to $50,000 through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act, which allows approved companies to recoup Kentucky sales and use tax on construction costs, building fixtures, equipment used in research and development and electronic processing equipment.

Specifications:

Company Name Riken Elastomers Corporation
Location Christian County, Kentucky
Type Expand Its Manufacturing Facility
Estimated Cost $22 Million
Completion Year Mid-2016

 

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