Kentucky Today

By MARK MAYNARD, Kentucky Today

Braidy Industries opened a comprehensive stock offering to potential investors on Tuesday in New York City, showcasing a business plan to revitalize the Appalachian region’s sagging economy and receiving a strong endorsement from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

Chief Executive Officer Craig T. Bouchard and other Braidy executives presented to investors the company’s plans for a $1.68 billion aluminum mill at the EastPark Industrial Center in Ashland and discussed how they will utilize advanced manufacturing technologies designed to make vehicles, airplanes and other forms of transportation lighter.