Silver Liner, a tanker truck manufacturing company, announced in October that it would occupy a 60,000-square foot building at the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park in Pikeville. SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett and Co-Chair Congressman Hal Rogers attended the official announcement and spoke to those in attendance.
“We have a winning team and I want us to stay as a team. We can make good things happen to provide jobs to keep our young people here,” Congressman Rogers said. The building was part of one of the first Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot grants which provided $5 million to the construction of the building.
Silver Liner is a Blueprint Partner with SOAR and are implementing the Regional Blueprint on several fronts, including increasing the number of industrial employment, creating and expanding small business, and developing the workforce to be competitive in a digital economy.
The company will move into the new facility in 2019 and is expected to hire 50 people at an average wage of $50,000 a year.