Henderson County Receives $970,000 Community Development Block Grant
Bill Stephens, Web Editor
February 27th, 2017
Funding for Equipment Purchase to Expand Hansens Aluminum Facilities
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $970,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purchase and lease of equipment to Hansens Aluminum for the development of a 75,000-square-foot facility within the Henderson Riverport Industrial Area.
Hansens’ investment totals $18.3 million for the acquisition of 10.3 acres of land, construction of the building and procurement of equipment. Hansens Aluminum has projected this expansion will create 50 jobs.
“The Henderson community welcomes this new international industry, the much-needed new jobs that will follow, and the boost to our economic climate,” said Sen. Dorsey Ridley. “We stand ready with a dedicated and skilled workforce to meet the company’s needs. I look forward to a long and prosperous partnership between the Henderson community and Hansens Aluminum.”
“I am very pleased to have a dynamic, innovative manufacturer like Hansens Aluminum in Henderson,” said Rep Robby Mills. “The Henderson community is deeply grateful that this South African company chose Henderson as their U.S. home. Our skilled and readied workforce is more than capable of making this investment venture a success in Kentucky for years to come.”
The CDBG program provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.
Applications for CDBG funds are also submitted to DLG. To learn more, please visit https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/FederalGrants/CDBG_cities.cfm.