American Fuji Seal to Expand Bardstown Plant

American Fuji Seal expands in BardstownForty five new positions are on the horizon for local job seekers, as yet another local employer expands operations in our region. The Japanese-owned printing company, American Fuji Seal will be investing $10 million and creating 45 new jobs when it grows operations at its North American Headquarters in Bardstown, KY.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear issued a press release, stating: “Here’s another shining example of a Japanese-owned business that has found success by locating its North American headquarters in Kentucky. We’re thrilled to see American Fuji Seal succeed, expand its footprint in the Commonwealth, invest millions of dollars and create dozens of full-time jobs.”

American Fuji Seal is part of the Fuji Seal International packaging company based in Osaka, Japan. Its North American corporate headquarters is in Bardstown. The company prints and manufactures sleeve, molding and insulating labels for product packaging. More than 460 employees currently work at the Bardstown facility.

“American Fuji Seal is a very important part of our community, and we are excited about the new jobs for our citizens,” said Nelson County Judge-Executive Dean Watts.

Local Economic Development professionals are working hard all over our region to encourage local investment and job growth, and success has followed success. From Scottsburg, Indiana, where French company Lemer Pax Innovative just announced plans to establish a North American presence, to Louisville where Ford recently hired 1,800 new employees (with 1,300 more jobs on the way) to help build their fuel efficient “Escape,” new jobs are being created. And this is just the tip of the iceberg!

Stay tuned as KIX follows this and other exciting stories about business growth and job opportunities around the region.