Belcan Corp. Invests $1.2 Million To Expand Its Downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Production Center
The company is planning to lease an additional 15,000 square feet in the Vine Center to accommodate the increased number of engineers needed to support its new customer, Pratt & Whitney, a commercial and military aerospace gas turbine engine supplier. Belcan opened its Lexington office in 2005 to service a growing aerospace contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
“We are grateful to the Lexington business community and our employees for their efforts and support over the last 10 years,” says Lance Kwasniewski, CEO of Belcan. ”We are looking forward to continued growth in the years ahead.”
“Attracting this outstanding company to our city and helping it grow its aerospace engineering and design center are huge steps forward that tell the world Lexington is a great place to do business,” said Mayor Jim Gray. “Since 2011, Lexington’s unemployment rate has been cut by more than half. Companies are moving here and growing here. Lexington is competing and winning with a high quality of life, outstanding educational opportunities and state and unique local incentives. We work to attract jobs every day.”
“The Belcan story is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of Kentucky,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “When faced with business challenges, company officials opted to reach outside their current portfolio to grow. I commend their hard work and determination and congratulate them on this achievement.”
Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen said. “This is another example of how Kentucky’s pro-business climate allows companies to grow their business and bring new, high-paying jobs to Kentucky.”
“As Belcan celebrates 10 years in Lexington, they continue to add high-paying aerospace jobs to the community,” said Bob Quick, CCE, President/CEO of Commerce Lexington. “We enjoyed working with the Belcan team when they located in 2005 and look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”
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