Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance opens in Eastern Kentucky

Georgetown-based company purchased and remodeled a hangar, invest $284,000 in Martin County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June, 9 2017) – Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance Inc., which provides aircraft maintenance, avionics, painting and structural repair, along with overhauling and refurbishment, will open a 15-employee operation at Big Sandy Regional Airport in Martin County, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

“We are excited to see this continued growth of Kentucky-based Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance,” Gov. Bevin said. “This new Martin County facility is further proof that Kentucky offers the qualified workforce and resources needed to support our growing aviation and aerospace industry. We are grateful to Thoroughbred for its commitment to multiple operations around our state and wish the company well in all its future ventures.”

Thoroughbred, headquartered in Georgetown, has purchased a hangar in Martin County to house the new operation. The location will help Thoroughbred service clients and attract new business in Eastern Kentucky, Southeast Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Gov. Bevin: Braidy Industries to Create 550 Jobs with $1.3 Billion Aluminum Rolling Mill in Eastern Kentucky

Startup producer for aerospace and automotive industries to spearhead regional revitalization

WURTLAND, Ky. (April 26, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and executives from Braidy Industries Inc. today announced the company will build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill and create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs in Greenup County to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries.

The announcement marks a turning point in bringing economic vitality to Eastern Kentucky, and comes just two days after the 53rd anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty” in Appalachia.

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