Champion Home Builders Inc., a manufactured and modular housing company, will invest $6.3 million in a production facility in Benton, KY and create up to 150 jobs.
“We are pleased to welcome Champion Home Builders to the Commonwealth and are excited about the opportunity to create 150 jobs for hard-working Kentuckians in Benton,” Gov. Bevin said. “This location will allow Champion to utilize the logistics and distribution advantages that make Kentucky an ideal home for manufacturers. We are excited to see this kind of growth. This is a great day for western Kentucky and the state.”
Champion plans to lease a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on Venture Lane in Benton. Company leaders plan to install state-of-the-art home-building equipment and refurbish existing equipment, such as scaffolds, cranes and bridges. Champion will then begin production of manufactured homes for distribution to retailers in Kentucky and other states.