Beshear Announces New Plant to Open in Eddyville
By WestKyStar Staff
EDDYVILLE, KY - A new $1.4 million plant that will create 10 jobs in Eddyville is scheduled to open by Nov. 1.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced the new H&G Limestone Products plant to a crowd of more than 75 at a noon news conference at the plant site Thursday.
Jonathan Gilland told the Paducah Sun that construction on the 22,500-square-foot processing plant began July 28. Gilland, of Fredonia, owns H&G with his father, Vernon Gilland, and brothers Don and Bob Hastie of Cave-in-Rock, Ill.
Gilland said H&G started construction just two days after the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved a tax incentive of up to $300,000 under its Kentucky Business Investment program.
H&G Limestone manufactures a fine powder-like material from limestone that is used as a calcium supplement in animal feed, and in the manufacture of roofing shingles.
The demand for the feed supplement prompted H&G to build in Eddyville, Gilland said.
The Gillands and the Hasties have a combined 163 years industrial experience. Don and Bob Hastie have been in mining and quarry operations on family-owned land since 1964, and in 2008, they formed H&G with the Gillands. Vernon Gilland has been in quarry operations since 1964.