Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2016-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location227$1,940,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion11173$43,689,000 
 Service & Technology Location130$1,188,500 
 Service & Technology Expansion440$2,340,000 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (10/30/2019).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries18,862100.0131,380100.0 
 Total Private Industries14,52677.098,82275.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining630.34650.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,64619.321,93316.7 
 Financial Activities5382.94,2573.2 
 Professional and Business Services1,5808.411,1498.5 
 Education and Health Services2,30112.216,49012.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality2,12211.313,79510.5 
 Other Services and Unclassified3371.82,3711.8 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 3A Composites USA IncPaper faced foam panels, thick foam panels and graphic arts boards811993 
 Akebono Brake - GlasgowDisc brake calipers and pads7951995 
 Amneal PharmaceuticalsGeneric pharmaceutical mfg and marketing company1461999 
 B R Retreading IncTire retreading901988 
 Bluegrass Dairy and Food IncDehydrated dairy and non-dairy ingredients, custom spray drying and dry blending; cheese manufacturing1301995 
 Brokering Solutionswholesale distribution of household goods including flooring, cabinets, etc.502008 
 Burkmann Feeds LLCLivestock feed561990 
 CHUHATSU North America Inc.Automotive control cables2751989 
 D & B Trucks and EquipmentCustom built refurbished diesel trucks and equipment dealer692010 
 Federal-Mogul MotorpartsHeavy duty truck brake friction blocks for the commercial vehicle industry.1801996 
 Felker Brothers CorpStainless steel pipe, stainless steel pipe and tube 2" thru 24" in diameter.871993 
 LSC CommunicationsOffset printing, computer typesetting, saddle stitch & perfect binding6501970 
 Lyons Co IncSheet metal fabricating, mechanical contractors and engineers701954 
 Madison-Smith Machine & ToolMachine shop: general machining, arc & gas welding, metal fabrication, water jet cutting, machinery moving and installation, rigging, millwright, and plant maintenance service751983 
 NCS Healthcare of KYPharmaceutical repackaging center981966 
 Nemak USADie cast aluminum automotive parts; OE components; brackets, transmission components, engine components1541994 
 Nemak USAAluminum die cast automotive parts-machining faciliy and warehousing.1401994 
 Sitel Operating CorporationInbound call center4702010 
 Span Tech LLCManufacturer of custom conveyor systems, specializing in the production of conveyors used in the frozen food, baked goods, beverage, pharmaceutical, warehousing and distribution industries.821977 
 Walbert Trucking IncTrucking, except local50N/A 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (10/30/2019).