Cosmetics company L’Oreal USA broke ground on the expansion and renovation of its 560,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Florence, KY, 13 miles northeast of Cincinnati, OH.
The plant located at 7080 New Buffington Road currently employs more than 200 full-time workers who produce 165 million units annually of Garnier Fructis, L’Oreal Paris and Soft Sheen-Carson shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. The company estimates that the 110,000-square-foot plant expansion will create more than 200 new jobs over the next three years.
"L’Oreal’s business is growing globally and the expansion will enable us to meet increased consumer demand for the popular hair care brands we are producing in Kentucky," said plant manager Eric Wolff.
Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) has committed to a $5 million tax incentive through the Kentucky Economic Finance Development Authority (KEDFA) and another $800,000 tax incentive through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Ace (KEIA) in support of the plant expansion.