Japanese-owned companies already operate more than 150 facilities in Kentucky and provide more than 34,000 full-time jobs. Additionally, Kentucky has the country’s second-highest Japanese foreign direct investment on a per capita basis.
American Fuji Seal is part of the Fuji Seal International packaging company based in Osaka, Japan. Its North American corporate headquarters is in Bardstown. The company prints and manufactures sleeve, molding and insulating labels for product packaging. More than 460 employees currently work at the Bardstown facility.
“Fuji Seal is very excited and pleased to expand its manufacturing operations in Bardstown,” said Fuji Seal Vice President of Operations Bruce Atcher. “This addition to our existing facility will allow Fuji Seal quickly to meet the growing expectations of our valued customers. We deeply appreciate the guidance and assistance provided by the Nelson County Development Agency and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. Bardstown has been a great location for our operations and Kentucky has created a great business climate for our continued success!”
To encourage the investment and job growth in Bardstown, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $1.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
For more information on American Fuji Seal, visit www.fujiseal.co.jp/americas .
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A detailed community profile for Bardstown (Nelson County) can be viewed at http://www.thinkkentucky.com/EDIS/cmnty/index.aspx?cw=032.
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