Building materials suppler and manufacturer Legacy Metals is growing its operations with a 24,000-square-foot expansion that will create 100 jobs.
According to a release, Legacy Metals' $1.2-million project includes a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Hopkinsville, Ky., that will house two manufacturing lines to develop and trim roofing and siding panels. A separate 12,000-square-foot warehouse will also be added to provide room for inventory and further expansion.
“We’d like to thank Christian County Judge/Executive Steve Tribble, Christian County Fiscal Court, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for their support of our expansion,” said Lewis Stoll, founder and president of Legacy Metals. “We’re thrilled to be announcing this expansion and the subsequent economic activity it generates. We’re looking forward to continued growth and success for generations to come.”
The new Legacy Metals operation will add to the state’s 230-plus metals-related facilities, which employ approximately 25,000 Kentuckians. In 2021 alone, Kentucky’s metals industry spurred approximately $975 million in planned investment and more than 1,700 expected new jobs for Kentucky residents.
Legacy Metals is a family-owned company founded in 2017 that specializes in custom-length metal siding and roofing and offers a full-service lumber yard, metal and wood trusses and custom building packages. The company has grown to employ over 26 residents in the Hopkinsville area, and by facilitating local projects constructed through independent contractors, indirectly employed over 120 individuals over the last five years.
“Legacy Metals is an incredible example of a company fully committed to serving its community and the state of Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “The commonwealth is experiencing a wave of economic momentum like we’ve never seen before, because companies continue to believe in our workforce and resources. I want to thank Legacy Metals’ leadership and I’m excited to see this expansion bring them even greater success.”