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Technology Park Attracts New Manufacturing Company

Tuesday January 25, 2005

Steel Structural Systems, LLC, a producer of roll formed steel framing components, is the latest company to join the lineup at Technology Park. Jeffrey Cahall, Director of Technology Park of Greater Louisville, announced the addition today. Steel Structural Systems, LLC, created and managed by Stuart Ray and Stephen Stuckert, specializes in industrial light gauge metal construction material.
Steel Structural Systems is leasing 40,000 square feet of space in Building F on Rochester Drive in Technology Park. The company will employ 12-20 people in the first 6-12 months of operations with long-term employment to be 50-80 jobs. Steel Structural Systems will begin operations in the first quarter of this year.

“Stuart Ray and Steve Stuckert are leaders in their industry, with more than 20 years of experience in steel production and financial execution,” said Cahall. “This company perfectly fits Technology Park’s strategic plan of successful manufacturing and technology businesses with customers within a 200-to-300-mile radius of Metro Louisville.”

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson said this is a significant step in the development of Technology Park. “Steel Structural Systems’ commitment to this industrial park brings us one step closer to fulfilling our vision. When the federal government closed the Naval Ordnance Station, it became our charge to not let this prime property deteriorate, but to use it as an asset to attract investment, economic activity and jobs for this community – and that is happening today.”
“The addition of Steel Structural Systems is great news for Technology Park and great news for Louisville and the Beechmont community,” said Congresswoman Anne Northup. “It perfectly fits the vision for the future of Technology Park while at the same time honoring its rich history and tradition.”

"Technology Park is an outstanding industrial development space and Titan R & D has been great to work with,” said Stuart N. Ray, Chairman and CEO Steel Structural Systems. “We looked throughout the area and could not duplicate the infrastructure that exists here for industrial development at any reasonable price. The advantages are clear - location and proximity to the city, airport and expressway; logistics, infrastructure, price and a great neighborhood that we look forward to supporting and drawing from for our future employees. Steel Structural Systems and I look forward to future development here at Technology Park.”

Technology Park is a 142-acre urban industrial park located in south Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville/Jefferson County Redevelopment Authority, Inc. (LJCRA), a non-profit, non-stock organization, manages Technology Park. The primary duty of the LJCRA is to create jobs by redeveloping the park through marketing the facilities. Technology Park currently includes 9 businesses employing approximately 1,100 people.