Putnam Co. land purchase to bring jobs

The Australian company Ludowici LLC has purchased land in the Putnam Business Park along the Kanawha River, and will get a 20-percent tax deduction on real property for 20 years. Putnam County Commissioners approved the deal last month with the idea that it would bring about 70 new jobs. The company specializes in mining, quarry, and industrial and water equipment, according to the company's website. The price paid for the land hasn't been disclosed.