Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2015-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location130$3,710,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion15241$220,632,000 
 Service & Technology Location15$700,000 
 Service & Technology Expansion5199$5,072,134 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (11/15/2018).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Franklin County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries33,164100.0908,139100.0 
 Total Private Industries18,18154.8727,67480.1 
 Natural Resources and Mining630.25,5190.6 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,2329.7172,34819.0 
 Financial Activities1,0303.151,5625.7 
 Professional and Business Services3,1079.4116,52812.8 
 Education and Health Services3,2679.9115,04712.7 
 Leisure and Hospitality2,8638.693,77110.3 
 Other Services and Unclassified6832.122,4452.5 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Artiflex ManufacturingManufacturer of metal stamping dies, die repair service, producer of metal stamped parts412008 
 Beam SuntoryDistilled liquor bottling3201901 
 Beam SuntoryProduction and value added packaging for spirits.3051901 
 Buffalo Trace DistilleryDistiller of world class and award winning bourbons and American whiskeys.3531775 
 Capital City Tool IncMachine shop: custom, general, lathe, mill & CNC machining; plastic machined parts, screw machined parts & grinding service901973 
 CentriaSteel building components: electrified floor decks, roll formed products, gutters, louvers, vents, siding & wall panels1191987 
 Custom Data Processing IncData center, processing/storage of electronic medical records for health departments and other health agencies.591975 
 DXC TechnologyCall center, help desk, data center, mail room, print operations, programming, data analytics, application testing services, data entry1002006 
 Greenheck Fan CorpManufactures and distributes commercial and industrial air moving and control equipment2501996 
 Harrod Concrete & Stone CoReady-mixed concrete & crushed limestone1051970 
 Hayashi Telempu North AmericaAutomotive interior components120N/A 
 Investors Heritage Capital CorporationHeadquarters, corporate office801960 
 McLane FoodserviceDistribution and warehousing center. Customized distributor of food products and related items.901980 
 Meritor IncTruck axles1501992 
 Mitsui Kinzoku Catalysts America, Inc.Manufacture catalytic converters for automobiles and motorcycles in the U.S.422013 
 Montaplast of North AmericaPlastic injection molding automotive supplier of exterior trim parts, center caps, cloth molded interior trim parts, and air intake manifolds8001992 
 Nashville Wire ProductsMaterial handling storage products. Specifically, wire mesh decking for pallet rack storage; wire mesh general purpose bulk storage containers; solid-steel walled heavy duty containers651990 
 The Recon GroupRepackages and handles returns for an online retailer602011 
 TOPY America IncSteel road wheels for passenger cars and light trucks3251985 
 Washington Penn Plastic Co IncCompounder of thermoplastic.811991 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (11/15/2018).