Glasgow, Ky. — Span Tech LLC, which makes plastic chain conveyor systems, plans to expand in Barren County, Ky., with a $13.2 million investment expected to create 40 full-time jobs over the next 10 years.
The company's investment includes the purchase of 10 acres, new equipment, and construction of a 100,000-square-foot production, warehouse and assembly operation, according to a Dec. 15 news release from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
Work will begin in spring 2021 with the move from its current facility to be completed by early 2022, according to the release.
Span Tech opened in Glasgow in 1981 and supplies plastic chain conveyors to food and beverage, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce customers. The company currently employs more than 90.
The new facility will support Span Tech's introduction of a new guiderail product line.
"Our Span Tech team has been blessed with the opportunity over the years to be able to provide support to many charitable organizations in our community. This expansion will allow us to continue to impact others," Chief Operating Officer Tiffany Somerville said in the release.