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Utility truck rack manufacturer plans Kentucky facility

September 17, 2018

ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a utility truck rack manufacturer has decided to invest more than $1.3 million and create 25 full-time jobs at a facility in Clinton County.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s office says Rack-It Truck Racks Inc. plans to purchase and upgrade an existing facility in Albany in southern Kentucky.

State officials say company leaders noted the location’s proximity to major markets in Louisville as well as in Nashville and Knoxville in Tennessee.

The officials say a downturn in the region’s houseboat industry left an available workforce with welding and manufacturing skills, a particular draw for Rack-It.

Rack-It was founded in 1982 in California. It manufactures heavy-duty material racks for pickups, service bodies and flatbed trucks.

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