Beshear announces expansion at Somerset factory; 10 new jobs created

Governor Andy Beshear’s office announced yesterday that Chism Automation in Somerset will expand its existing operation with an $800,000 investment, creating 10 new full-time jobs.

The investment will allow leaders at Chism Automation to double the size of their current facility’s machine build area to 16,000 square feet. The increased space will help accommodate new equipment and growing business.

The investment will also greatly increase the power supply at the facility, according to the release.

The new jobs will include engineering, technician and materials positions.


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