RKW, Germany, invested $18.8 million into its Franklin, Ky., U.S. headquarters and production site. This investment will enable RKW to offer additional products, and create 30 new full-time jobs.

“Not only will this investment allow RKW North America to tap into new markets, [but] it will also create new job opportunities, and therefore strengthen the economy of the Franklin area,” says Kenneth Budlong, general manager.  

The RKW Group’s expansion plans include the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility and investments in new, state-of-the-art equipment. RKW North America is also set to invest in comprehensive training for new employees.