Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2015-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location130$1,147,865 
 Manufacturing Expansion4120$8,200,000 
 Service & Technology Location112$12,000,000 
 Service & Technology Expansion4120$63,011,000 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (10/27/2018).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Union County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries5,436100.0156,088100.0 
 Total Private Industries4,18977.1130,91483.9 
 Natural Resources and Mining82715.22,1651.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities84415.529,81319.1 
 Financial Activities1392.64,6903.0 
 Professional and Business Services1873.416,78010.8 
 Education and Health Services97517.926,96017.3 
 Leisure and Hospitality3246.015,72510.1 
 Other Services and Unclassified791.54,7883.1 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Carroll EngineeringMinng safety, communications, network design, motor, power and electrical needs92011 
 Custom Feed Mill LLCLivestock feed91960 
 EZ-AccessManufactures portable wheelchair ramps for van conversions and modular wheelchair ramps for home/commercial use.432007 
 Huff Technologies IncPC and PLC based systems to test production engines and sub-systems. Custom testing, assembly and inspections equipment. Process machinery and systems for automotive and industrial101998 
 RaylocDistribution of automotive brake parts451974 
 Security Seed and Chemical LLCWholesale farm supplies, seed chemical treatment, repackage bulk chemical91999 
 Sonoco ProductsSpiral paper tubing321973 
 The Union County AdvocateNewspaper publishing & typesetting31924 
 Trelleborg Vibracoustic Adhesive PlantMetal prep for automotive industry901999 
 Trelleborg Vibracoustic IncAutomotive ball joint seals, rubber bumpers, electrical connectors & miscellaneous molded rubber products, molding and assembly2501978 
 Pride Industries IncSteel & aluminum standing seam roofing, preformed metal shingles.271978 
 Ervin Cable Construction, LLCConstruction company doing cable tv design, engineering, aerial and underground construction; HQ941980 
 Liberty Tire Recycling LLCRubber tire recycling facility producing rubber mulch and tire-derived fuel.402002 
 MineSafe Electronics IncMethane monitoring equipment, fire sensing & voice communication equipment; mfg and repair mine phones, mine equipment. Two way radio sales and service.101975 
 Saturn Machine & Welding CoSpecialty machinery, structural jam cleaners & pollution control equipment; steel fabricating301964 
 The Wood Mill IncRailroad ties and pallet manufacturing42015 
 Jim David MeatsMeat processing, wholesale, retail851991 
 Little Kentucky SmokehouseProcess hams and meat products1982003 
 Mid South SalesProduction of five salads, including chicken salad and pimiento cheese salad402012 
 River View Coal LLCCoal production660N/A 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (10/27/2018).