The Legacy Companies will open a new distribution facility in Kentucky that will allow the company to better serve a large percentage of its customers, company officials said.
The 277,000-square foot facility in the city of Paris located to the northeast of Lexington will create 60 jobs initially, with the possibility of additional positions in the future. Legacy will be investing $6.7 million in the existing facility, which formerly was home to Hearth & Home Technologies.
“This move will help expand our capabilities and also allow us to be more centrally located for our existing customer base,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “This distribution center is an impactful asset that provides added opportunity for us to offer and deliver better customer service than ever before. As we settle in, we will be adding more people to the staff and we are excited about that too.”
Legacy received tax incentives of up to $600,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program, which allows the company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.