Franklin Facility Expanding

New Mather's Metals in Franklin is expanding their facility for the third time.

Plant officials hope the 9.5 million dollar investment will be finished by September.

The expansion gives the Franklin facility the ability to produce solid forming equipment that is normally imported from Japan.

The addition of this new equipment creates 27 new jobs at the factory, increasing employment at New Mather's to almost 300.

The Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet recently approved the expansion for tax credits through the state's KIDA incentive program.

New Mather's Metals has been manufacturing stabilizer bars for the automotive industry since 2001.