Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today an $800,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Russell County. The money will be used to assist in providing for the purchase of equipment for lease to Bruss North America.
Bruss has committed to creating 40 new jobs in addition to the 120 employees already employed by the company. The new jobs will range from entry level to managerial positions.
“The expansion of Bruss North America is an exciting opportunity for Russell County,” Governor Fletcher stated. “The company’s desire to locate in Kentucky as well as its commitment to expanding operations is a testament to the strength of the Kentucky workforce.”
Governor’s Office for Local Development Commissioner Darrell D. Brock, Jr. noted, “Bruss is not only brining new jobs to Russell County, it is enabling current employees the opportunity for advancement within the company.”
Bruss North America is a family-owned German corporation located in the Russell County Industrial Park. They specialize in the manufacturing of automotive parts.
Secretary Robbie Rudolph of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet presented the check to Russell County Judge/Executive Ronnie McFall on Friday, February 18 at Bruss North America in Russell County.
Community Development Block Grants are federal monies procured through the efforts of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional leaders. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes these funds available through GOLD, which administers the CDBG Small Cities program in Kentucky.