New Flyer of America Inc. unveiled its $30 million transit bus and motor coach parts manufacturing facility that will create up to 550 jobs in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
The company completed its 300,000-square-foot facility in Bullitt County, which will allow it to boost in-house production of components and improve its production processes.
According to company officials, seventy percent of the $30 million investment was dedicated the purchase of new equipment and building preparations, while the remainder has been used to secure a 10-year lease on the property.
“The efforts between New Flyer, the city of Shepherdsville, and the state of Kentucky has been a strong example of the power of public-private collaboration to drive jobs and innovation,” said Wayne Joseph, president of New Flyer of America.
“With the opening of this facility, we not only have greater control and focus on improving supply quality for our buses and coaches, but we proudly invest in the future of American transportation through the augmentation of US innovation, infrastructure and jobs,” he said.
New Flyer of America Shepherdsville, a US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., fabricates parts to support all NFI business entities. NFI Parts currently operates in Louisville, Ky., employing more than 180 people at parts distribution, customer service and tech-support center.
“Congratulations to New Flyer of America and the citizens of Bullitt County on the opening of this new facility in Shepherdsville,” Governor Matt Bevin said. “This major project was part of a banner year for Kentucky economic development in 2017, which saw companies invest $9.2 billion to create more than 17,000 jobs. The economic engine of the commonwealth is at full throttle, and New Flyer is a significant part of our continued forward momentum to become America’s engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence.”
“The opening of New Flyer is a big win for Bullitt County, not only in the number of jobs but the type of jobs, which are high-paying manufacturing jobs,” said John Snider, Executive Director of Bullitt County Economic Development Authority. “We look forward to many years of a great association between Bullitt County and New Flyer."