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Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2014-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location4229-540$210,870,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion13168-188$61,832,520 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (11/9/2017).
 

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Simpson County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries8,680100.0627,520100.0 
 Total Private Industries7,82790.2552,27888.0 
 Natural Resources and Mining580.77050.1 
 Construction2603.027,3074.4 
 Manufacturing3,13436.154,2038.6 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,66819.2114,97018.3 
 Information390.413,3572.1 
 Financial Activities1852.135,6625.7 
 Professional and Business Services3744.394,93515.1 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A107,49017.1 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,14213.273,68711.7 
 Other Services and Unclassified1882.219,9623.2 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Franklin 
 Berry Global Inc.Pipeline coatings; industrial & consumer adhesive tapes4601957 
 Camping World East Coast Distribution CenterDistribution center702005 
 Caraustar IndustriesPaper cores & tubes331982 
 Charles DeWeese Construction IncRegional headquarters for site development, heavy construction371993 
 Equity Group - Kentucky Division LLCPoultry hatchery/feed mill1491998 
 Franklin Precision Industry IncAssembly of automotive throttle bodies & charcoal canisters, injection molding, fuel delivery components.6621989 
 Harman International Industries IncPremium audio and infotainment automotive equipment2452000 
 Keystops LLCCorporate office & warehouse. Headquarters.921965 
 Luvata Franklin IncWelded copper tubes1261966 
 Meritor IndustriesBraking systems for heavy vehicles501996 
 New Mather MetalsStabilizer bars for the North American OEM Automobile Manufacturers4702001 
 Packaging Unlimited of Southern KentuckyCorrugated boxes, corrugated pallets, foam fabrication, thermoforming, contract packaging451997 
 Premier TransportationTrucking operation1002012 
 Quad Graphics IncRetail insert rotogravure printing1901979 
 RKW-North AmericaPolyethylene films used in flexible packaging, medical packaging and household packaging items.1202000 
 Silgan Plastics CorpPlastic bottles1001978 
 Toyo Automotive PartsAutomotive anti-vibration rubber parts: engine mounting, strut mounting, bush, member mounting, insulator, damper, boot for CVJ2052001 
 Tractor Supply CompanyDistribution facility3012011 
 Vermont Thread Gage LLCManufacturers threaded gage products for industries such as aerospace, automotive, electrical, fastener, and medical tooling1202000 
 Worldwide Technologies LLC2d and 3d die sets and die forms to primarily service automotive market; production machining, heavy trucks, fence and railroad432006 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (11/9/2017).