Plastics & Rubber

Rubber and plastics have been important to Kentucky’s economy for years, and Kentucky’s rubber and plastics manufacturers are well suited to accommodate any manufacturer’s needs. Kentucky is able to produce a variety of parts for manufacturers in automotive and countless other sectors. In the past five years, plastics companies in Kentucky have experienced more than 60 expansions, so the industry not only has a solid foundation, but is continually growing.

Plastic & Rubber Industry Employees:

Kentucky has over 28,000 full-time employees working in the plastics and rubber industry

Plastic & Rubber Industry Manufacturers:

Kentucky has 230 plastics and rubber manufacturers

Plastic & Rubber Industry Expanding:

In the past five years, nearly 50 new or expanded facilities were announced with investment totaling $471 million


Plastics & Rubber New and Expanding Report YTD (PDF)

Plastics & Rubber New and Expanding Report 2017 (PDF)

Plastics & Rubber Facilities (PDF)