ELIZABETHTOWN, KY. (October 3, 2014) A group of manufacturing leaders from Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky and representatives from the Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation, gathered on Friday, October 3, 2014 as both Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger and Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry both signed proclamations designating that October 2014 be proclaimed as MANUFACTURING MONTH in both the City and the County.
Manufacturing is a top driver of the economy in Elizabethtown/Hardin County representing approximately $75 million in earned wages. There are approximately 75 manufacturers in Elizabethtown employing more than 7,700 workers.
In addition, the manufacturing industry has a job multiplier effect, and many analysts believe that for each manufacturing job, there are roughly three more service sector jobs created to support it in areas such as healthcare, wholesale and retail, real estate sales and rental, transportation and warehousing, finance and insurance, professional and technical education, construction, utilities and government.
Mayor Berger stated that Manufacturing in Elizabethtown today includes Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry, cabinetry, sealants, ink, food grade packaging and variety of other products. She emphasized Elizabethtown is very grateful to the companies that have decided to make Elizabethtown their home and wishes them continued success.
“The availability of diverse manufacturing jobs has enabled our economy to continue to thrive”, stated Rick Games, President of the Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation.
Judge Berry stated that the manufacturing sector is and will always be an integral part of our economy. He encouraged all citizens to embrace our rich manufacturing history and recognize the impact manufacturing has on our Hardin County community
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has also proclaimed the month of October as MANUFACTURING MONTH in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.