LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- NHK Louisville announced Tuesday that the company will invest $19 million dollars into the Commonwealth and create 50 new jobs in Louisville.
NHK held a ribbon cutting ceremony where Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, NHK officials and local plant workers were in attendance.
NHK is the largest manufacturer of springs in the world, making springs for cars, machinery and hard disk drives.
The parent company is based in Japan and opened its Louisville plant in 2005. There are currently 80 employees who work at the Louisville plant and will add 50 more because of the expansion with the help of tax incentives from the state.
“My friends, these jobs are not just a number,” Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson said. “When you're talking about 50 jobs, you’re talking about 50 families, 50 opportunities to provide food on the table and keep a roof over their head and provide an opportunity for their kids to have a stable existence."