Logan County, Ky (WBKO) -- ogan County is preparing for an international business to bring more than 140 jobs to the area.
Eighty-four acres of land, on the side of Highway 68-80, between Warren County and Auburn, will soon be the new home to Champion Petfoods USA Incorporated.
This business is growing world wide and chose to build in the city of Auburn because of it's rural environment. This process began in December 2013.
"You can say love at first sight. When we showed them the property, there were smiles all around, they liked the area," said Tom Harned, Executive Director of Logan County's Economic Alliance for Development.
The company prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients for their pet food.
"They are a biologically appropriate food, that is how they market themselves, They use fresh products. They don't outsource any of their products and they don't make any for anyone else," said Mike Hughes, Mayor of Auburn.
The Judge Executive says the business’s location on Highway 68-80 is a big deal.
"The 65 mile per hour speed limit that we got established on 68-80 a few years ago, has been a door opener to Logan County," said Logan Chick, Logan County's Judge Executive.
Champion Petfood USA Inc. is expected to bring millions of dollars in revenue.
"They have a forecast of 147 new jobs in their application and $85,000,000 dollars in capital investment. There will be two new buildings, 150,000 square feet each. The site they selected in Auburn has eighty-four acres, so they'll have plenty of room to grow and expand," said Tom Harned, Executive Director of Logan County's Economic Alliance for Development.
This project brings excitement to Logan County's growth.
"With the magnitude of this project, it is the first project we've had in Logan County since 1992. We're talking about a significant investment. We're really excited about it, we've been shown favor," said Logan Chick, Logan County's Judge Executive.
The construction for Champion Petfoods USA Inc. is scheduled to start this summer.