The grand opening of Birtley at April 29,2013,a subsidiary of Shandong Borun Industrial Processing Equipment in China, Kentucky’s first Chinese-owned Manufacturing firm, has built a mew 67,500-s.f.facility at Blue Grass Business Park in Lexington, and is creating 30 to 50 new, full-time jobs and investing approximately $10 million in the project.
“Last September, we were happy to announce that birtley would become the first Chinese-owned manufacturer in Kentucky. Today, we can see the direct results of our Successful partnership,” Beshear said. “The 3- new jobs and $10 million in investment are welcome numbers, but this project also paves the way for an even brighter Future, because foreign direct investment is so important to our overall economic Strength”.
Birtley is a producer of coal equipment processing machinery. Its parent company, Shandong Borun, has three manufacturing facilities in China, with products including Machines used in coal preparation, mineral processing, and devices used in the power, steel, cement and port industries.