EN Engineering will invest nearly $3 million to expand its operations in Boyd County, Kentucky, with plans to create 80 engineering jobs.
In addition to adding the new jobs, EN Engineering plans to build a 24,000-square-foot facility to consolidate its Kentucky operations, which currently occupy five separate buildings within the county. The new facility is expected to be complete next summer.
EN Engineering provides engineering expertise to heavy industrial clients, including natural gas and oil pipeline infrastructure, gas distribution and petroleum refining. The company currently employs nearly 90 workers in the Commonwealth and is expanding its engineering capacity to better serve the tri-state region of Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio.
“We are excited about the growth opportunities presented with the solid reputation of our Kentucky employees,” said Tom Ziegenfuss, President of EN Engineering. “They have been providing quality engineering services in the region since 1994.”
“We believe the foundation is established for sustained growth by continuing to provide high-quality engineering services,” said Mitch Hulet, EN Engineering’s COO. “David Gibson, Vice President of the Kentucky operations, will be providing leadership for this growth, and we feel confident his group is poised for success.”
“This is very exciting for eastern Kentucky,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “EN Engineering’s announcement not only will bring dozens of well-paying jobs to the region, but also further signifies the Commonwealth’s importance in the industrial energy sector. I want to thank the company for investing in the state and helping build our economy.”
To encourage the investment and job growth in unincorporated Boyd County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $1 million 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.