Ashland Alliance

President’s Report – July 7, 2017

Celebrate Good Times

Happy Friday from the desk of the Ashland Alliance.  After coming off a great 4th of July celebration and Summer Motion and Greenup County's 4th of July festivities,  we are in the midst of summertime in Northeast Kentucky. 

We have additional reasons to be thankful this week.  Yesterday we had the privilege of announcing a new business to the region. Wright-Mix Material Solutions, LLC will add 130 jobs with an $8.5 million investment in the Wurtland Riverport.  This announcement made with the Greenup/Boyd Riverport highlights the momentum of the region.  This family owned business, based out of Pikeville Kentucky,  will build an 80,000 sq. ft facility that will use rail, river, and road for shipping and logistics.

Announcements such as this emphasize when communities and strategic partners work together,  great things can be accomplished. Partners in this project include Kentucky Power, Woodlands Foundation, City of Wurtland, Greenup County Fiscal Court and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet with the Ashland Alliance.

The Alliance also partnered with Our Lady of Bellefonte Auxillary for a business after hours last night. This was one of our biggest After Hours of the year and was a great event for all that attended.  Business after Hours are one of the best ways to market your business and build connections with our business community. Feel free to call the office to schedule a Business After Hours for your company.

I would like to end with this note:  We enjoy drawing attention to when new businesses come to our community.  But, each one of your businesses is just as important and vital to keep our economy moving forward.  The Ashland Alliance is here to support your business.  Please feel free to reach out to us to invite us to come visit you and find ways we can help your business. 

Thank each of you for what you do.  Together we will make this a stronger community. 

Wright-Mix Material Solutions, LLC Announces a New Facility in the Wurtland Riverport

Wright-Mix Material Solutions LLC will expand and construct an 80,000 Sq. Ft. facility with $8.5 million investment employing 130 full-time jobs in Greenup County.

The new Wurtland Riverport location offers Wright the ability to use multiple modes of transportation and logistics.  Ohio River barge loading and unloading along with CSX railroad and US Highway 23 offer excellent transportation modes for the facility.

The Greenup/Boyd County Riverport Authority is another example of how the region promotes growth and development.  Wright-Mix Solutions LLC offers a great opportunity to grow and prosper with the momentum in the region.

John McGinnis, Chairman of the Greenup/Boyd Riverport Authority, said, “Quality companies like Wright-Mix are a great fit for the Riverport.  Our directors are happy to work with our partners in development and Wright-Mix on locating their new facility here in Wurtland.”   Wurtland Mayor Donna Hayes echoed McGinnis, “The City of Wurtland is extremely excited that Wright-Mix has made the choice of Wurtland for its home.  Every job announced in the region is important to us all.”

The Greenup/Boyd County Riverport Authority wishes to highlight the partnerships that helped promote and position the Wurtland Riverport as the new home of Wright-Mix Material Solutions LLC. Groups such as City of Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky Power, Woodlands Foundation, The Commonwealth of Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet and the Ashland Alliance all played roles in helping make our community the choice for Wright-Mix Solutions in Greenup County.

Greenup County Judge-Executive Bobby Carpenter said, “Wright-Mix Solutions is a great company and will do great things for us and the people of the region.  It is another win for all of us.” 

Boyd County Judge-Executive Steve Towler said, “We are happy to see Wright-Mix Solutions LLC, who has operations in Pike County and Logan, WV has picked our area and the Greenup/Boyd Riverport to locate.”

For more information on Wright Concrete and Wright-Mix Solutions LLC, visit

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