The arrival of Andrews Electronics
(AE) suggests Northern Kentucky's
Boone County is weathering the current economic storm easier than others. Not
only will the consumer electronics giant inject vim and vigor into the
local economy, it's also going to deliver jobs; 25 to be exact.
a division of MTI-Andrews based in Hillsboro, Oregon, is one of America's
largest consumer electronics parts distribution and reverse logistics
companies. Alongside dispensing goods and handling logistics, AE
greases the wheels of turn-key retail shopping operations at the
nation's largest consumer electronics outlets.
In short, they're in demand.
Electronics will be a fantastic asset to Kentucky’s business base,"
says Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. "We look forward to their
contribution to the local economy as they grow right here in Northern Kentucky."
And with a 73,500-square foot facility in the Skyport V Building, owned
by Duke Realty Corporation and located at 2265 Progress Drive in
Hebron, Northern Kentucky, they've got room to grow.
This strategic location takes
advantage of Northern Kentucky's central location. From this base, AE can
inexpensively ship products to anywhere in the nation in two days or
less. This bodes well for AE's future workforce which includes 25 new
"Northern Kentucky offers a skilled and available
technology workforce," says Chris Remy, COO, MTI - Andrews.
Remy says local and
state organizations such as Northern Kentucky Tri-ED made it easy for
AE to make its new home in Northern Kentucky.
"Current economic times underscore the importance of a diversified
business base," says Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Chair-Elect of Northern Kentucky
Tri-ED. "We are pleased to welcome
Andrews Electronics to Boone County and Northern Kentucky."
Writer: Jonathan DeHart
Source: Cheryl Besl, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED