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C&C Industrial to expand here with new facility
Advocate staff report

C&C Industrial, an industrial maintenance and commercial services company based in Mt. Sterling, will construct a new facility in Woodland Industrial Park with a $3.83 million investment expected to create 15 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin recently announced.

“C&C Industrial has been an outstanding employer in Montgomery County for more than a decade and we are excited to see this homegrown Kentucky company continue to expand,” Bevin said. “As we continue to establish the commonwealth as the engineering and manufacturing center of excellence in America, the growth of local companies like C&C is vital. We are grateful to C&C Industrial for their commitment to investing and creating great jobs here in Kentucky.”

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) program, a release from the governor’s office said.

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.
C&C Industrial can also receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through that, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives, the release said.

The company’s recent business volume growth prompted its owners, Chris and Corey Rankin, to begin plans for new jobs and a larger, 55,000 square foot facility.

The company currently employs 20 people, but has been able to add five additional jobs after the preliminary approval for the KBI Feb. 28, Corey said.

C&C Industrial’s growth would not have been possible without the team of employees working for the company, she added.
The groundbreaking for the new project is scheduled for spring 2020, and move in should be later that summer, the release said.
“We’re excited to take this next step in our company,” Chris said. “We’re proud to call Kentucky home and we look forward to continuing our business growth in Montgomery County.”

Chris grew up in Bath and Montgomery counties, graduating from Bath County High School and studying welding and industrial trades at Rowan County Vocational School in Morehead, the release said.

Corey, his wife, is a graduate of Morehead State University, and, in 2007, founded C&C Fabrication and Piping LLC in Bath County, specializing in industrial maintenance, food-grade and pharmaceutical-grade piping, boilers and high-pressure systems, ammonia-refrigerant and glycol systems.

The company relocated to Montgomery County in 2009, and transitioned to C&C Industrial in 2018 to reflect added services and expansion into new industrial trades, the release said. The company is currently located in Midland Trail.

“The city of Mt. Sterling welcomes the news that C&C Industrial is expanding their operations here,” Mt. Sterling Mayor Al Botts said in the release. “We are extremely pleased that they will continue to invest in our community and will provide quality employment opportunities for our citizens. We are grateful that they recognize all that we have to offer and wish to continue to be a part of the positive economic environment here.”
“We love to see a homegrown business expand,” County Judge-Executive Wally Johnson added in the release. “Adding to our tax base and jobs is what every community strives to do and we are glad they chose to do so here in Montgomery County.”

Sandy Romenesko, executive director of the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority, said she is glad to see an existing local business thrive.

“These are good quality and high-paying jobs being added at C&C, and we are thrilled to help and support our existing business,” she said in the release. “We enjoy this even more than a new announcement as this says we are doing something right in our community helping companies grow.”

Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R–Winchester, commended the company for its commitment to Montgomery County and Kentucky in the release.
“This announcement of new jobs and industrial expansion will greatly benefit our community,” Alvarado said. “Thank you to C&C Industrial and the state and local economic development leaders that helped make this project possible. I wish the company well and look forward to additional growth in the future.”

Rep. David Hale, R-Wellington, also said in the release that the project serves as a reminder that the commonwealth’s pro-business turn has been beneficial economically.

“This exciting expansion is proof that Kentucky is on the right track with policies that encourage our companies to increase their investments in our communities and create jobs,” Hale said. “I want to thank C&C Industrial for their commitment to Montgomery County and look further to seeing even more future job opportunities for our families.”

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