New company moving to Ballard County, local leaders excited about future
BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. - Dahler-TLI is expanding it's worldwide business and building a facility in Ballard County.
"We are excited about it," said Terry Simmons, CEO of the Ballard County Industrial Board. He's also excited about the $2.2 million investment.
"That's a lot of investment in Ballard County and we are tickled with that," Simmons said.
The company specializes in transporting radioactive material. One of the company's managing partners said the layoffs at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant could be good news for them.
"We have people there that are familiar with radioactive materials, so from these different aspects, it was a very good location for us," said Mark Lambert.
Part of the company's business includes cleaning nuclear cylinders, similar to ones used at the Paducah Plant. Lambert acknowledges there are some concerns about moving those cylinders off site. He said his company works hard to prevent any environmental dangers.
"It's not their primary business. This is an ancillary service that is really not anyone's primary business line," Lambert said.
Dahler-TLI is moving into the old AC Plus Marine building. They bought adjacent for expansion. Simmons said the jobs are greatly needed.
"20 jobs - that's a lot of jobs for Ballard County, we're excited," Simmons said.
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