Ashland, KY. – Governor Andy Beshear recently announced that Danieli USA, the American subsidiary of Danieli & C. SpA (Buttrio, Italy), will be opening up shop in Ashland.
Danieli signs are already displayed on the ESM building located between Members Choice Credit Union and AK Steel’s Ashland Works, which is no longer in operation and under the ownership of Cleveland Cliffs.
Danieli is renting its 130,000 square-foot space from a private owner — it is not associated with Cleveland Cliffs or AK Steel.
Danieli’s service facility in Ashland brings with it 61 total jobs, eight of which have already been filled. The 53 new jobs feature an average wage of $31 an hour plus benefits. The investment in the facility is projected to be more than $12 million.
Danieli is slated to begin operations before September. It’s a well-known name in the metals industry.
Rocky Adkins, Senior Adviser to the governor, said it fits the northeastern Kentucky work force perfectly.
“It’s right in our wheelhouse,” said Adkins, an Elliott County native. “Our people are machinists and welders. We have an excellent work force.”
Adkins said on behalf of him, the governor and the Cabinet for Economic Development, “we are very pleased to make an announcement to add much-needed jobs to the region.”
State government has worked closely with ACTC President Dr. Larry Ferguson, Adkins said, to help pave the way to job opportunities such as these for students.
To learn more, check out this article from The Daily Independent.