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Local officials remain in contact with the Beam Company about the possible construction of additional Maker's Mark warehouses. During the March 6 Marion County Industrial Foundation meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said they have told distillery representatives that they would like the warehouses to be built here.
Mattingly added that Beam officials have asked for improvements on the road leading to Maker's Mark in anticipation of increased tourist traffic in that area.
In other matters:
- Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund reported that he has continued to meet with a company out of Cleveland and Japanese businesses.
He also said he helped work at a Kentucky Utilities booth at a recent industrial conference in California. Lund said he received a lot of interest from Canadian companies, including a machine tool operation and an agricultural fertilizer company.
He also said a Maryland company is interested in Lebanon's food processing park as a possible location.
"They need the assets we have out there," Lund said.
- Fuel Total Systems has scheduled a grand opening April 17, and Gov. Steve Beshear is scheduled to attend, according to Karen King, resource specialist for the economic development office.
- King also reported that the economic development office has been in contact with the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College about a possible plastic process certification program.
- The economic development office is hosting a program about the changing demographic trends in Marion County from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Anyone interested in attending should call King at (270) 692-6002.