Third-party logistics provider Bluegrass Supply Chain Services will establish a new operation in Warren County, Kentucky. The $25 million project is expected to create 110 jobs.
The company will co-develop and lease a facility in partnership with Sunnyside Gott REIG, which operates under the same ownership as BSC. The location will allow BSC to expand its logistics capabilities to serve the automotive and food and beverage markets. Operations are planned for January 2024.
“We are excited to develop a new corporate office, warehouse space and a truck facility to support our operations in Bowling Green and Warren County,” said John Higgins, CEO of BSC. “This community has been fantastic for our business. The location provides us easy access to the new connector road to Interstate 65 and close proximity to many of our customers.”
To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in July preliminarily approved a 10-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $1.75 million in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of at least $5.09 million and annual targets of: creation and maintenance of 110 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years and pay an average hourly wage of $26 including benefits across those jobs.
By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments. In addition, the company can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers.
“I want to thank the leaders at Bluegrass Supply Chain Services for growing the company’s presence in Bowling Green and continuing to serve key industries in the commonwealth,” Governor Andy Beshear said. “This investment highlights the continued growth of existing businesses in our state, which play an integral role in building a brighter future for Kentuckians.”
BSC provides value-added warehousing and supply chain services to customers within the automotive, food and beverage and consumer products sectors. The company offers warehousing, reverse logistics, e-commerce fulfillment and transportation management services across a six-state region, with approximately 40% of its customer base located in Kentucky. Sister company Bluegrass Dedicated operates a fleet of 100 trucks that provide transportation services to customers throughout the United States.
“Bluegrass Supply Chain Services provides a valuable service to many businesses and organizations across the South Central Kentucky region and beyond,” added Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ron Bunch. “We commend them for their accomplishments and are thankful for the positive impact this will have on our community. We look forward to many more years of success.”
The investment adds to Kentucky’s strength in distribution and logistics. Since the start of the Beshear administration, companies within the sector have announced over 5,700 full-time, Kentucky-resident jobs across more than 90 facility expansion and new-location projects with $608 million in private-sector investment in the commonwealth.