Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. is adding 150 jobs to its Lebanon, Ky., molding plant to make parts for Ford Motor Co.
The expansion, announced by Kentucky Gov. Steve Breshear's office in a Dec. 14 news release, will add the jobs to the 110 already in Lebanon. WPS will add a line to injection mold interior parts for the 2013 model-year Ford Escape sport utility vehicle, assembled in Louisville, Ky.
The state gave Belmont-based WPS a $1 million grant to help it buy equipment. It did not say how much the firm will invest, but will provide about $4.6 million in increased wages for the expanded work base.
A thermoformer and injection molder, WPS has eight U.S. plants.