Monday, 04 08, 2013
Mandy Lambert, (502) 564-4886
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) is opening a new testing laboratory in Scottsville, creating six jobs. IEH owns and operates an extensive network of 70 laboratories across the United States that provides comprehensive testing and consulting services to the food industry.
“Even more than the jobs created, IEH is a company that helps make other companies better, and that benefit will mean even greater things down the road for Scottsville and the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “The food and beverage industry in Kentucky continues to expand, and this is a step forward to assist the industry and grow the economy in the Commonwealth.”
Kentucky is home to more than 265 facilities involved in manufacturing or support services for the food and beverage industry, employing more than 42,000 people.
The new laboratory in Scottsville will be located on E. Locust Street, in the former Allen County Health Department building. The company will assist the food industry through consultation, research, product development, as well as the investigation of microbiological, chemical and toxicological issues.
“We are very excited to become a part of the Scottsville community,” said IEH President, Dr. Mansour Samadpour. “IEH prides itself on its analytical capabilities, providing companies with brand protection and consumers with the confidence they are feeding their families safe, wholesome food. IEH is also a critical partner in the production process, ensuring continuity and growth in the food production and distribution industry within Kentucky. We look forward to a long partnership.”
The Cabinet for Economic Development worked with the Allen County-Scottsville Industrial Development Authority and IEH in bringing this testing laboratory to Scottsville.
“I welcome IEH and look forward to a long and productive relationship with our newest community partner,” said Sen. David Givens, of Greensburg.
“Our region is well-regarded in the food and beverage industry, so IEH will certainly have no problem fitting in,” said Rep. Wilson Stone, of Scottsville. “I’m proud that it chose our community, and that it will give new life to our former health department building. I want to thank our local and state officials for their work in helping to make this happen.”
“The city of Scottsville is honored and pleased to welcome IEH Laboratories,” said Scottsville Mayor Rob Cline. “Their presence will help our community with the testing of products to assure their safety, and also help Scottsville itself in the testing of our water and sewer treatments on a regular basis. We are thrilled to have IEH Laboratories become a part of our community, and wish them the best of luck in their new venture.”
“We are extremely excited that IEH Laboratories has chosen Scottsville and Allen County as the site of their new food testing laboratory,” said Allen County Judge-Executive Johnny Hobdy. “This gives us a unique opportunity to become even more competitive in the food industry, as we strive to service existing industry and recruit new industry. The Allen County-Scottsville IDA and IEH have worked together for over two years to bring this project to this point, and are committed to making IEH and their decision one that they will be glad they made.”
For more information on IEH Laboratories, visit www.iehinc.com.
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For more on Scottsville’s economic growth, visit http://scottsvillegrowth.com.