An announcement was made today (Thursday) in Hopkinsville for an expansion of the US Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC facility. A 118 million dollar investment will create 42 new jobs on top of the current ninety full time workers they have in Kentucky. The new 230,000 square foot facility will be used to process aged tobacco, including shredding, drying and flavoring. The announcement also calls for plans to add 80,000 square feet to its existing tobacco fermentation plant in Hopkinsville. Both additions are expected to be complete in 2016.