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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Makes Commitment to Barrel Making with Investment

 Modernization of Facility Requires Reduced Workforce in 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced that it will invest $45 million in the Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky. The investment will modernize the Cooperage, reduce operating cost by improving efficiency, and allow the continued production of high quality barrels in Louisville. The new equipment will be focused in the Heading and Staving departments and necessitate the elimination of 70 hourly positions once fully implemented in early 2019. The Cooperage will continue to employ approximately 205 individuals. All impacted employees, determined by the current UAW contract, will be offered a variety of…


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Louisville cooperage marks major milestone

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Brown-Forman Cooperage celebrated 70 years of continuous barrel-making excellence with a commemorative ceremony at its Louisville location on February 10, 2016. Brown-Forman is the only major spirits company to own and operate a new whiskey barrel-making facility. Founded in 1945, the Brown-Forman Cooperage is home to roughly 300 employees where more than 2,500 barrels per day are hand-crafted for the aging of spirits such as Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Early Times, Canadian Mist, el Jimador, and Herradura. While these products are found globally around the world, their journey to the bottle began at a Brown-Forman…