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Restaurant specialty food supplier to create 83 new jobs

R. L. Schreiber, Inc. investing $7.3 million in Lebanon, KY, 140,000 s.f. plant just under 40 miles - 1 hour away via KY 55 - from the Public Square in Downtown Columbia, KY

By Kerri Richardson, Jill Midkiff
News from Gov. Steve Beshear's Communiciations Office

LEBANON, Ky. (2011-05-21) - Governor Steve Beshear joined community leaders and officials from R.L. Schreiber Inc., in Lebanon, KY to cut the ribbon on the company's new 140,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. The plant, which is located at 710 Hendrickson Road, will create 83 new jobs and represents a more than $7.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.

"I'm happy to officially open this new R.L. Schreiber facility, which will bring dozens of jobs to the Marion County community," said Gov. Beshear. "This is a family-owned business and we're excited that these folks are moving into our neighborhood and putting a lot of local residents to work."

R.L. Schreiber makes food bases, spices, and other specialty foods under its own name and for private labels for more than 12,000 customers, such as individual and chain restaurants, cruise lines, cafeterias, schools, caterers and national retailers. The company, founded in 1968, sells its products through a nationwide network of independent distributors.

"This day is charged with optimism for R.L. Schreiber Inc. and Marion County," said Anne Schreiber, co-owner of R.L. Schreiber. "We are very grateful to this community for the enthusiastic and warm welcome they have extended to us. Our CEO, Greg Ransdell, did a great job in site selection for our new branch. This plant will soon be in full swing and a center for vibrant commerce. We thank everyone who has and will play a role in making that vision a reality."

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved R.L. Schreiber for tax incentives up to $2 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows the company to retain a portion of its investment over a 15-year period through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

"I was thrilled to learn about R.L. Schreiber's plans for our community," said Sen. Jimmy Higdon, of Lebanon. "Our people are hard-working, and we look forward to growing our community together."

"I am very pleased that R.L. Schreiber is investing in the people of central Kentucky," said Rep. Terry Mills, of Lexington. "We have a great workforce here, and I wish the company long and continued success."

"On behalf of the city of Lebanon, I wish to express our sincere thanks to the Schreiber family for locating their new processing facility in our city," said Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw. "I also wish to thank Gov. Beshear, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Freddie Hilpp of Hilpp Construction for making this project a reality. The Schreiber location will mean new jobs and a dramatic diversification by introducing a whole new business sector to our economic base."

"It is very gratifying to see a company locating anywhere in this current economic climate," said Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly. "We are especially grateful to R.L. Schreiber for choosing Marion County for their new facility. This addition will assist in diversifying our local economy and provide great new job opportunities for local residents."

For more information on R.L. Schreiber, Inc., visit R.L. Schreiber.

A detailed community profile for Lebanon (Marion County) can be viewed at Think Lebanon/Marion Co., KY.

This story was posted on 2011-05-21 06:28:32
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