I’ve been working on this story for a few weeks and I now have enough properly sourced information to publish it. GOK Industries is not going to build their Danville furniture plant and will not be creating the 300 jobs as promised in the announcement. You’ve heard it first on SouthsideCentral.
Let’s take a look at the original job announcement…
Although there has been no official announcement of this project’s death (and there rarely is announcements of that type), I have discovered enough in my research that I feel comfortable saying that this project is never going to come through. This Job Bust will also have deeper ramifications as the city’s economic development department was using the president of GOK to recruit other Chinese industries to open factories in Danville.
I’m not surprised by the results of my research one bit. This is another in the long history of big job announcements that turn out to be Job Busts. I hope I’m totally wrong and I’ll be glad to retract this story if GOK comes through and actually completes their part of this job deal. Unfortunately, I know that’s not going happen and now Danville has yet another rug pulled out from under the citizens.
I am going to continue my research into what’s going on with this and will update this story (or publish a new article) as I get more details on what’s happening.