What Companies are Coming to Right to Work Kentucky?

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Three companies that are coming to Right to Work Kentucky include Conner Logistics and LION First Responder PPE, as well as Fruehauf. Conner Logistics is adding a new location in Somerset, while Fruehauf will be in Bowling Green. Meanwhile, LION is actually reopening again in Beattyville after the COVID-19 pandemic. So all of this is great news for Kentucky’s ever-growing Right to Work economy!

Conner Logistics:

Conner Logistics is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Somerset, Kentucky with a $1.3 million investment. This will also create 20 new jobs.

“It is our hope that through a partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and our collaboration with the local leaders in Somerset, Conner Logistics Inc. can serve the economy and citizens of Kentucky through employment opportunities, community involvement and operational excellence.”

“Distribution and logistics continues to be a strong point for Kentucky’s growing economy. I am glad to welcome Conner Logistics Inc. to that flourishing industry in the commonwealth. […] I anticipate much more to come as they establish their new headquarters in Pulaski County.” […]

“It has been a joy getting to know the Conner Logistics family, and we welcome them from California with open arms to Somerset and Pulaski County to establish their new corporate headquarters. […] The Commonwealth of Kentucky presents a wealth of opportunity for those looking to relocate, and here in the capital of Lake Cumberland we are seeing unprecedented growth and success.”


LION First Responder PPE:

LION First Responder PPE is reopening soon in Right to Work Beattyville, Kentucky with an $850,000 investment. This will also create 75 new jobs.

“We are very excited to bring back apparel manufacturing jobs to Beattyville.” […]

“Over the last two years, we have aggressively invested to expand our manufacturing capacity, but it has not been enough to meet strong demand for our products when combined with the disruptions we have seen in both the supply chain and labor markets over the past 18 months.” […]

“LION long has been an important employer throughout the region, currently creating jobs for over 400 people in our state. Their decision to locate this new venture in their former facility in Beattyville highlights the quality of the region’s workforce.” […]

“One East Kentucky is always ready to provide guidance to additional communities and companies in the greater Eastern Kentucky region, because our mission is all about furthering job creation. […] This project will be a great fit for LION, as well as our friends in Lee County. We look forward to seeing their progress over the coming years.”



Fruehauf Inc is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Bowling Green, Kentucky with a $12 million investment. This will create 288 new jobs!

“We are excited to have our U.S. plant investment here in Bowling Green. We have chosen a community with a strong automotive heritage, something we believe our founder, August Fruehauf, would appreciate given the central role he played in the development of the automotive industry and his later induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame.” […]

“The nearly 300 jobs to be created through this project will greatly benefit families in South Central Kentucky. […] We continue to attract quality opportunities for our people across the state as we sprint out of this pandemic. […] I am proud to welcome Fruehauf to the commonwealth as we build on our already diverse base of automotive-related companies in Kentucky.” […]

“Our recent infrastructure investments, central U.S. location and workforce played a key role in their decision to locate in the Transpark. […] The chamber is on hand to continue providing the support Fruehauf will need as they begin operating in our community.”


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