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Bottle decorating company to create 63 jobs in Covington

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson joined local and company officials to announce Westpack, a bottle decorating and packaging company based in Russia, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Covington.

The project will create 63 new, full-time jobs and will represent a $4.49 million investment in the Commonwealth.

Governor Steve Beshear welcomed Westpack to Kentucky and applauded today's announcement.

"The Commonwealth is thrilled to partner with Westpack to see the creation of more than 60 jobs and an investment of nearly $4.5 million," said Gov. Beshear. "We're especially proud that a company from Russia has chosen Kentucky to do business, a testament to the ideal logistics and strategic location here in the Commonwealth." 

Kentucky's foreign direct investment continues to grow, with approximately 420 internationally based companies from 30 nations in the Commonwealth, employing nearly 80,000 people.

"Westpack is in the business of grabbing attention, and they certainly are turning heads here, choosing northern Kentucky over anywhere in the world," said Lt. Gov. Abramson. "This is a tremendous day for this area and the Commonwealth as a whole, showing Kentucky makes a perfect home for major companies from across the globe."

Westpack is a new expansion of UniPack Group, a full service glass container decorating and packaging company serving the alcohol beverage industry since 1995. The Covington location will be at a 126,000-square-foot facility on West 43rd Street. In addition to bottle decorating and packaging, the facility will be sufficiently machined and equipped to provide short-run decorations for special events and promotions.

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