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SCS-2 Plans Bowling Green, Kentucky, Distribution-Transfer Operations

SCS-2 LLC, a member of the Southern Coil Solutions family, plans to establish operations at Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The $63 million project is expected to create 28 jobs.

The new distribution and transfer facility will feature advanced automation systems for optimal coil storage and rail services capabilities. Operations are scheduled to begin by June 2025.

“This new facility signifies more than just an expansion; it reflects our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence,” said Mark J. Loik, CEO of SCS-2 LLC. “By selecting Bowling Green for this project, we leverage not only its strategic location and infrastructure within the Kentucky Transpark but also contribute significantly to local economic growth and industry diversification. Additionally, we are deeply grateful to our partner, CareGo, for their dedicated work and pivotal role in making this project a reality.”

To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved a 10-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $560,000 in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of $63 million and annual targets of creation and maintenance of 28 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years; and paying an average hourly wage of $30.63 including benefits across those jobs.

“I am thrilled to see continued investment to support the Southern Coil Solutions location in Warren County that was announced just last summer,” noted Governor Andy Beshear. “This investment builds on our state’s strong infrastructure to support distribution and logistics operations, and I look forward to this new transfer facility being completed next year.”

Additionally, KEDFA approved the company for up to $175,000 in tax incentives through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA). KEIA allows approved companies to recoup Kentucky sales and use tax on construction costs, building fixtures, equipment used in research and development and electronic processing. 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.

“It is great to see local investors continuing to grow their opportunities in Bowling Green,” added Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ron Bunch. “This addition to our community continues to solidify our region’s competitive advantage in our metals cluster. This is more than an investment in the metals industry; it’s an investment in the future of Bowling Green and Kentucky at large.”

SCS-2 LLC provides automated storage and railway services for the metals industry, catering to sectors like automotive, food and beverage and battery production.

“CSX welcomes Southern Coil Solutions to the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green,” said CSX Manager of Industrial Development Jody Lassiter. “We look forward to providing rail service to the company’s new warehousing operations, helping enhance the region’s logistical capabilities and reaffirming our commitment to fostering economic growth and development in the area.”

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