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On May 9, Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated Flottweg Separation Technology, a manufacturer of centrifuges and other liquid-solid separation equipment, on the company’s commitment to invest $1.75 million and create 12 high-wage jobs with a new warehouse facility in Boone County, Ky.
“It’s great to see job creation continue throughout the commonwealth, and it is even better when those jobs include high wages as is the case with this expansion in Boone County,” Gov. Beshear said. “Flottweg has established a strong presence in Northern Kentucky over the past 15-plus years, and this investment shows the commitment of the company’s leadership to future growth in our state.”
Flottweg leaders will reinvest in the Northern Kentucky operation, which assembles and repairs machinery for the company’s existing customer base. The expansion—the company’s fourth since 2011—comes in response to rising demand and will accommodate increased parts manufacturing. The investment will support construction of a new 15,000-sq-ft warehouse facility on Flottweg’s existing campus on Toebben Drive, expected to be completed by Q1 2023.
“New jobs are continually being created and community involvement will expand with the growth of our building,” said Flottweg President Dan Ellis. “We are happy to grow our presence here in Northern Kentucky. Most of us live and work here and consider it our corporate responsibility to invest in our neighborhood.”
“Our U.S. subsidiary has been instrumental in the growth of the company,” added CFO Peter Frankfurter. “With this expansion, we want to empower them to continue this forward momentum.”
Established in 2006, Flottweg Separation Technology is a subsidiary of Flottweg SE, which was founded in Germany in 1932. Flottweg SE has grown into a global technology leader producing centrifuges, belt presses, and separators used for liquid-solid separation. The company’s products support a range of industries, including the mining, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and machining sectors. Its products also have environmental uses, including treatment of wastewater or oil sludge.
Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore thanked Flottweg leaders for building on the company’s investment in Northern Kentucky. “Flottweg has consistently grown its presence in Boone County since 2006, adding high-quality jobs to its U.S. headquarters in Northern Kentucky,” said Moore. “We welcome the company’s nearly $2 million investment and the new manufacturing jobs this expansion creates.”
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume noted advanced manufacturing is a strong sector of the economy in the region thanks to its workforce and ideal location. “The Cincinnati region has a strong legacy of machine tooling and also a bright future with companies like Flottweg investing in new equipment and talent,” Crume said. “Our Target Industry Analysis reveals that employment in advanced manufacturing is projected to grow 9% from 2020-2025, and this expansion by Flottweg will contribute to that growth.”