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Takigawa Corporation Celebrates Groundbreaking on First U.S. Manufacturing Operation

Takigawa Corporation Celebrates Groundbreaking on First U.S. Manufacturing Operation

Takigawa Corporation, a global leader in the art and science of flexible packaging, held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The new facility will produce high-impact packaging for consumer packaged goods in an effort to meet growing demand.

“Breaking ground on our first U.S. facility is a significant step forward for Takigawa Corporation, and one we are proud to take alongside the people of Kentucky and Bardstown,” said Hiroyuki Takigawa, president of Takigawa Corporation. “We again want to thank those who worked hard to make this project possible. That kind of support makes us confident this will be a successful venture that benefits the people of Nelson and surrounding counties for many, many years to come.”

Official groundbreaking ceremony for Takigawa Corporation celebrating its first manufacturing facility in the U.S.

“Takigawa is an excellent addition to both the U.S. and Kentucky,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “Gray is thrilled to partner on its first U.S. manufacturing facility and is excited to see how this plant will impact the local and national economy.”

Takigawa selected Gray Construction to design and build its 148,000 s.f. greenfield manufacturing operation located on 18 acres in Bardstown, Kentucky.

As a family-run company, Takigawa has quickly earned the reputation for producing the highest quality laminations, films and proprietary color printing processes that make up leading edge flexible packaging. Takigawa produces a wide range of bag formats and closure offerings to meet or exceed custom expectations for the supply chain and end consumers.

The groundbreaking ceremony included an official “turning of the dirt” with special remarks from Mayor Dick Heaton, city of Bardstown; Honorable Dean Watts, Nelson County Judge Executive; Senator Jimmy Higdon, Kentucky; Consul Tsuyoshi Sasao, Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville; Mr. Hiroyuki Takigawa, president of Takigawa Corporation; Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky; and Kim Huston, president of Nelson County Economic Development Agency. Guests consisted of local government officials, partners and friends.

The new Bardstown facility will create some 180 jobs for the region.

About Takigawa Corporation

Takigawa has long been a leader in flexible packaging with a history reaching back to the 1950's when we first began extruding high performance films for the packaging industry. Since that time, the company has grown into the global pouching technology leader it is today as recognized by some of the most successful consumer brands in the world.

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About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich., for Clemens Food Group; a new distribution facility for Amazon in Logan Township, N.J.; a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year; and an integrated paper mill for Italian manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio.

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