Birtley, a subsidiary of Shandong Borun Industrial Processing Equipment in China, celebrated the opening of their new manufacturing facility on Monday, April 29. Birtley, Kentucky’s first Chinese-owned manufacturer, has built a new 67,500 s.f. manufacturing facility at Blue Grass Business Park in Lexington, Ky. With this new facility, Birtley is creating 30 to 50 new, full-time jobs and investing approximately $10 million in the project. Governor Steve Beshear joined local leaders and company officials for the celebration.
Birtley is a producer of coal equipment processing machinery. Its parent company, Shandong Borun, has three manufacturing facilities in China, with products including machines used in coal preparation, mineral processing, and devices used in the power, steel, cement and port industries.
Gray provided design-build and construction management services for this project. With close to 40 years of international experience, Gray, a nationally ranked engineering, design and construction firm, has designed and built over 600 manufacturing facilities across the U.S. totaling more than 68 million square feet. Currently Gray has several large projects, mostly located across the South, that are underway or recently completed including: a Michelin Earthmove tire manufacturing plant
in Starr, S.C.; a Caterpillar Inc. manufacturing facility
in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a Caterpillar Inc. manufacturing facility
near Athens, Ga.; a Siemens gas turbine plant
in Charlotte, N.C.; a Whirlpool plant
in Cleveland, Tenn.; and multiple projects for Austal USA
in Mobile, Ala.
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