(August 10, 2017) Franklin, Kentucky
(from the Franklin Favorite)
Worldwide Technologies located in the
Wilkey North Industrial Park plans to expand its operations in
The company was recently approved for
incentives under the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) program.
Worldwide Technologies is adding 14 new jobs in the next couple of
years and investing $475,000 in new equipment as a part of their
The company was established in 2006
and occupies a 27,000 square foot building in the northern part of
Franklin. Mike Jones and Kenny Whitworth are the owners of Worldwide
Technologies. The manufacturing facility is a machine shop and
provides production machining for industries throughout Kentucky and
"We are very pleased to continue
growing in Franklin," Jones, president of Worldwide Technologies said.
"Our new expansion will allow us to increase our production for our
customer base. We have been very pleased with the workforce we have
been able to find in the area. The Franklin community has been good to
us and we are glad that we will be able to create some additional jobs
for the community."
Gary Broady, chairman of the Franklin
Simpson Industrial Authority expressed his delight in the announcement
of the expansion.
"We have watched Worldwide
Technologies grow over the past 10 years into one of the leading
manufacturing facilities in Franklin," Broady said. "Besides their
nearly one half million dollars investment in their facility,
Worldwide Technologies will soon be employing some 80 people. They are
the kind of industry that every community hopes to attract to their
Worldwide Technologies was named the
Industry of the Year in 2016 for the Franklin and Simpson County area.
For more information, contact
Industrial Authority Executive Director Dennis Griffin at 270-586-4477