Flooring manufacturer opening in Clinton County

A start-up flooring manufacturer is expected to reopen a facility in Clinton County and create 30 jobs.

The governor's office and state Cabinet for Economic Development announced Wednesday that New World Flooring will take over the former Bluegrass Cooperage plant in Albany.

The company plans to manufacture flooring lumber and parts in the 28,000-square-foot plant. It also plans to build a 12,000-square-foot flooring plant to make engineered flooring parts, the state said in a news release.

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has preliminarily approved New World Flooring for up to $750,000 in tax incentives under one state program and up to $18,000 in incentives under another program.