Companies bringing new jobs to Louisville

A Preston Farms worker inside the plant.
A Preston Farms worker inside the plant.
Popcorn being boxed on the assembly line.
Popcorn being boxed on the assembly line.
A bowl of Preston Farms popcorn.
A bowl of Preston Farms popcorn.
Preston Farms President Kermit Highfield
Preston Farms President Kermit Highfield
Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer
Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two new companies are bringing their business and new jobs to Louisville.

On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer announced The Curehouse, a new meat curing company that focuses on local foods, will be taking over the former Salvation Army location on Old Fern Valley Road. He also said Preston Farms Popcorn Company has moved from its former location in Palmyra to the Park Hill area.

Between the two of them, the city said 61 jobs and $5.3 million in investments would be coming to the area. The president of Preston Farms said more should be coming in the years to come. "We're getting ready to add a new production line here soon," said Kermit Highfield. "Where we are, we have the capability to expand and grow that line. We know we're going to grow. We're growing as we speak."

So far, Preston Farms has hired six people since moving to Louisville in November and will be looking for people to fill jobs from the production line to the office over the next 18 months.

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