(April 5, 2016) Franklin, Kentucky
Governor Matt Bevin announced today that Eagle Press, a manufacturer
of industrial presses and stamping equipment, will bring a
manufacturing component from Canada to Kentucky.
Eagle Press plans to invest more than $1 million in Franklin to build
its new facility and purchase equipment. The project will create an
estimated 10 new full-time jobs in Simpson County.
“Eagle Press is a welcome addition to Kentucky’s diverse manufacturing
portfolio,” said Governor Bevin. “The nearly six decades of experience
Eagle Press brings to Kentucky proves it can navigate change by
accommodating the needs of numerous industries. We are grateful that
they will be modelling this kind of innovative thinking for other
companies, entrepreneurs and residents across the Commonwealth.”
Eagle Press plans to start operations in a temporary facility in April
of this year and begin construction of its new 10,000-square-foot
facility in Franklin by 2017. The location will function as the
company’s new manufacturing and service facility.
Polewski, Eagle Press chief financial officer, expressed the company’s
eagerness to complete the project.
“We look forward to moving ahead with operations and providing our
customers with a local presence,” Polewski said.
Parent company Eagle Press & Equipment Co. Ltd., founded in 1959 in
Windsor, Ontario, operates a 50,000-square-foot facility housing its
sales and service network, design, engineering production,
installation, training and customer care departments.
Eagle Press builds industrial-scale presses and stamping equipment for
multiple industries, including automotive, appliance, aerospace,
agricultural, HVAC, construction, mold, tool and die and acoustical
material forming. The company also provides full-service support,
installation, emergency repair, training and parts replacement for its
Sen. David Givens, of Greensburg, noted the impact this announcement
could have on the local economy.
“This move by an international business into the Commonwealth will
further energize our regional economy and provide highly technical
jobs for hard-working Kentuckians. I welcome the news and thank Eagle
Press for its investment in our state,” Givens said.
Rep. Wilson Stone, of Scottsville, said Eagle Press brings with it a
long record of success.
“Eagle Press has an almost 60-year history of operations and will be
an excellent addition to the industrial employment mix in Simpson
County and southcentral Kentucky,” Stone said. “Eagle Press will only
add to our impact as a major provider of automotive parts, and I am
confident that it will grow over time and have an even greater impact
on our local economy.”
Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson said he is pleased to see
Simpson County grow its international presence.
“Eagle Press marks the second Canadian company to locate in Simpson
County. We are really excited about the excellent jobs this well-known
manufacturer is bringing to our area,” Henderson said. “The company
has been in business for over 50 years and is a recognized leader in
the manufacturing of presses that serve the automotive, appliance and
aerospace industries. We look forward to Eagle Press becoming a part
of our corporate community.”
Eagle Press will be the initial member of the community’s new
“Eagle Press, the first industry to locate in our Henderson Interstate
Industrial Park, will be employing an estimated 10 people and
investing over $1 million in our community,” Franklin Mayor Ronnie
Clark said. “We welcome this excellent industry to our community.”
To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the
Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved
the company for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky
Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a
company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term
through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting
job and investment targets.
In addition, Eagle Press can receive resources from the Kentucky
Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies are
eligible to receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services,
reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. Last
year, the Kentucky Skills Network trained more than 84,000 employees
from more than 5,600 Kentucky companies.
For more information on Eagle Press America, visit
For more information, contact Industrial Authority Executive Director
Dennis Griffin at 270-586-4477 or at