Chemical & Industrial Engineering Inc. to invest $264,000 in Jefferson County expansion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chemical & Industrial (C&I) Engineering Inc., a full-service engineering firm, announced that it will expand the company’s operations in Louisville with a $264,000 investment that will create 24 full-time jobs.

This investment is a critical step for C&I in deciding where to hire staff and invest capital in advanced technologies such as drones, scanners, engineering software and IT infrastructure. C&I will leverage this investment along with concerted efforts to boost marketing and sales to create 24 quality jobs, including skilled engineering professionals and technical talent. This growth will allow C&I to provide its services to various clients across the United States.

“C&I is proud to be a Kentucky company,” said Amanda Barmore, business development and marketing manager for C&I. “Our values ​​are deeply rooted in local employee ownership. We look forward to growing our business while bringing high paying technical jobs to the Commonwealth. »

Founded in Louisville in 1983, C&I is a full-service engineering firm focused on executing projects in a collaborative environment using world-class tools and techniques.

C&I provides its services to a range of industries, including petroleum refining, and is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 15 companies in the United States providing engineering services to this industry.

In August, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) approved a 10-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment Program to encourage investment and job growth in the community. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $250,000 in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of $264,000 and annual goals of:

  • Created and maintained 24 full-time jobs in Kentucky over ten years; and
  • Pay an average hourly wage of $55 including benefits for these jobs.

By achieving its annual objectives over the term of the agreement, the business may be eligible to retain a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company can claim eligible incentives against its income tax and/or employee contributions.

Additionally, C&I Engineering may receive resources from Kentucky labor service providers. These include free recruitment and placement services, customized training at reduced cost, and job training incentives.

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