Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2017-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location4184$34,760,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion11141$56,869,320 
 Service & Technology Location130$9,150,000 
 Service & Technology Expansion3216$45,059,225 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (12/10/2019).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Simpson County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries9,551100.0714,826100.0 
 Total Private Industries7,94883.2587,31782.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining510.51,1890.2 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,98120.7125,27717.5 
 Financial Activities1791.938,4655.4 
 Professional and Business Services3363.5104,68514.6 
 Education and Health Services6116.4114,46216.0 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,20112.681,48711.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified1701.821,1713.0 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Berry Global Inc.Pipeline coatings; industrial & consumer adhesive tapes4871957 
 Caraustar IndustriesPaper cores & tubes351982 
 Charles DeWeese Construction IncRegional headquarters for site development, heavy construction3051993 
 Equity Group - Kentucky Division LLCPoultry hatchery/feed mill651998 
 Franklin Precision Industry IncAssembly of automotive throttle bodies & charcoal canisters, injection molding, fuel delivery components.5801989 
 Holley Performance ProductsDistribution center for manufacturer of automotive, marine parts & accessories: carburetors, fuel injection & transmission modulators, exhaust systems, nos-nitrous oxide systems, plumbing components452018 
 Keystops LLCCorporate office & warehouse. Headquarters.921965 
 Meritor LLCBraking systems for heavy vehicles501996 
 New Mather MetalsStabilizer bars for the North American OEM Automobile Manufacturers4702001 
 Packaging UnlimitedCorrugated boxes, corrugated pallets, foam fabrication, thermoforming, contract packaging491997 
 Premier TransportationTrucking operation1002012 
 RKW-North AmericaPolyethylene films used in flexible packaging, medical packaging and household packaging items.1202000 
 Silgan Plastics CorpPlastic bottles1001978 
 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems IncManufactures automotive electronic wire harness components452017 
 TMM USA INCMetal stamping402016 
 Toyo Automotive PartsAutomotive anti-vibration rubber parts: engine mounting, strut mounting, bush, member mounting, insulator, damper, boot for CVJ4002001 
 Tractor Supply CompanyDistribution facility3012011 
 Traughber Mechanical Services IncCustom fabricating; general machining; lathe & mill work; drilling & boring; arc, gas, MIG, TIG, heliarc welding, equipment repair, maintenance dept. support381992 
 Vermont Thread Gage LLCManufacturers threaded gage products for industries such as aerospace, automotive, electrical, fastener, and medical tooling1152000 
 Worldwide Technologies, LLC2d and 3d die sets and die forms to primarily service automotive market; production machining, heavy trucks, fence and railroad702006 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (12/10/2019).