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Wire Partition Maker Creates 100 New Jobs in Louisville

Wirecrafters to expand operations with a $5.37 million investment.

WireCrafters will add 26,000 square feet to its facility, providing more space for its welding department.
WireCrafters will add 26,000 square feet to its facility, providing more space for its welding department.
WireCrafters

FRANKFORT, Ky. – WireCrafters is a wire partition manufacturer that has been doing business in the Louisville area for 50 years. This week, the company announced plans to expand its operation with a $5.37 million investment to create 100 full-time jobs.

WireCrafters will add 26,000 square feet to its facility, providing more space for its welding department. The move will create jobs within its welding, finishing and shipping operations.

Due to a lack of space, the company has seen its turnaround time in shipping products to customers extend to as much as 24 work days. Its goal with this expansion is to cut that to 10 days.

WireCrafters opened in Louisville in 1967 as a wire job shop. In 1984, the company moved to its current facility to accommodate its growing business. The company since bolstered its staff from 40 employees to 155 associates across two shifts, establishing itself as a leading provider of wire partitions in the U.S.

The company manufactures partitions for tool cribs, secured storage areas and maintenance cages, as well as machine guards, physical barriers for robotic work cells, pallet rack backing, vertical lift enclosures and DEA-approved pharmaceutical enclosures.

In addition to the Louisville operation, WireCrafters has a warehouse located in Sparks, Nev.

In February, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $1 million 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, WireCrafters can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives.

In fiscal 2017, the Kentucky Skills Network provided training for more than 120,000 Kentuckians and 5,700 companies from a variety of industry sectors.

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