Chemical & Industrial (C&I) Engineering Inc., a full-service engineering firm, will expand the company’s operations in Louisville, Kentucky with a $264,000 investment that will create 24 full-time jobs.
“Kentucky’s economy is strong and growing with companies across a wide range of industries continuing to expand,” said Gov. Beshear. “C&I Engineering has been serving its customer base here in Kentucky for almost four decades, and its expansion is a welcome next step. I am thankful for the company’s leadership and their commitment to the commonwealth and continued investment in Louisville. I look forward to their growth and future success.”
This investment is a critical step for C&I in deciding where to hire staff and invest capital in state-of-the-art technology such as drones, scanners, engineering software and IT infrastructure. C&I will leverage this investment along with concerted efforts to boost marketing and sales to create 24 quality jobs, including engineering professionals and skilled technical talent. This growth will allow C&I to provide its services to a diverse set of clients across the U.S.
“C&I is proud to be a Kentucky company,” said Amanda Barmore, C&I’s business development and marketing manager. “Our values are deeply rooted in local employee ownership. We look forward to expanding our business, while bringing highly compensated, technical jobs to the commonwealth.”
Founded in Louisville in 1983, C&I is a full-service engineering firm focused on executing projects in a collaborative environment using world-class tools and techniques.
C&I provides its services to a range of industries, including petroleum refining, and are ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 15 companies in the United States providing engineering services to this industry.
In addition, C&I serves the distilled spirits, chemical, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods and utilities markets. Given the evolving nature of the U.S. energy landscape, the company understands the importance of focusing its growth toward these complementing industries. Beyond its core engineering services, C&I also provides thermal imaging via drones and 3-D laser scanning. The company currently employs 150 in the Louisville Metro area.
C&I Engineering’s investment adds to Kentucky’s growing engineering services sector, which employs more than 10,600 individuals statewide. There are currently over 1,000 engineering service establishments throughout the commonwealth that produced $1.4 billion in GDP for the state in 2021.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he is thrilled to see local companies growing and continuing the economic momentum in the area.
“Companies continue to see the high-value proposition of doing business in Louisville,” said Mayor Fischer. “Since the start of this year, companies have announced plans to invest more than $484 million to locate or grow here, adding nearly 2,000 new jobs to our local economy. It is particularly special to celebrate the expansion of home-grown companies like C&I Engineering, which continue to invest in our city and create more high-quality jobs. Congratulations to C&I Engineering on its continued growth in Louisville!”
For more information on C&I Engineering, visit cieng.com.
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