Ice-Cream, Coffee Stir Stick Maker Euro Sticks Group to Locate 90-Job Plant in Corbin
Published June 30, 2016
Frankfort, KY – Gov. Matt Bevin announced on June 30, 2016 Euro Sticks Group, a French manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, plans to open a 90-job facility in Corbin.
Euro Sticks plans to locate its North America Sticks plant in a 57,600-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast Kentucky Business Park. Eastern Kentucky’s supply of beech trees drew the company’s interest. These locally sourced beech logs will be used to manufacture up to 2 billion ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks annually. Beech wood is strong and largely lacks odor and flavor, making it a preferred wood for food-grade uses.
“Abundant beech resources and the availability of quality manpower were major factors in our decision to locate our new plant in Kentucky. We also received a warm, professional welcome for the local Corbin team,” said Frédéric Debacker, Euro Sticks president and owner. “We look forward to operating a successful manufacturing operation that contributes to the Kentucky economy.”