Kentucky Today

Business World A-List Together as Shareholders in Braidy Industries

By MARK MAYNARD, Kentucky Today

ASHLAND, Ky. (KT) – Heavy hitters in the business world have joined together as shareholders in Braidy Industries, the firm that’s building a $1.3 billion aluminum rolling mill in northeastern Kentucky.

The list includes entrepreneurs, industrialists, investors, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, a world-renowned Harvard University economist, as well as current and former researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Braidy Industries Chairman and CEO Craig T. Bouchard released the names of the eight shareholders on Monday in a news release about a new scholarship fund they have created for local high school students. Bouchard said in the new release that each of the shareholders “takes responsibility to the community seriously” and will work to make eastern Kentucky “the crown jewel of the commonwealth.”

The planned aluminum mill came as welcome news last April to local residents…