The Kentucky Transpark, a state-of-the-art business and industrial park, is the crown jewel of the South Central Kentucky region with 1,200 acres located on U.S. 31-W and Highway 68/80. The park is within one mile of Interstate 65, and a planned connector road bringing immediate access to Interstate 65 is estimated to begin construction in 2012. With companies including American Howa Kentucky, Bowling Green Metalforming and Cannon Automotive Solutions, the Transpark is filled with opportunity. Shiloh Industries, Inc. announced in late 2010 that it would locate its newest facility in the latest speculative building at the Transpark. View a current map of the Transpark.
The Transpark can accommodate heavy and light industrial manufacturing operations and also offers planned unit development sites for commercial and retail establishments. The environmentally friendly Transpark also features top-quality educational and training centers, with facilities for Bowling Green Technical College and the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. These facilities provide customized workforce training and specialized services to meet the needs of Transpark tenants as well as newly created, existing or expanding regional businesses.
Under the leadership of Warren County Judge Executive Michael O. Buchanon, the Transpark has now become a regional cooperative effort involving eight partner counties and three partner cities as financial contributors.
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The Transpark is home to several automotive companies
American Howa Kentucky, Inc. located an 84,000-square-foot facility on 24 acres of land at the Transpark, creating 61 new jobs and an economic investment of $10.55 million. American Howa Kentucky announced its first expansion in 2008. The expansion added an additional 56,000 square feet to the current facility, representing an economic investment of more than $12 million.
Bowling Green Metalforming, a subsidiary of Cosma International Group of Magna International, Inc., constructed a 900,000-square-foot facility bringing 1,100 new jobs and a capital investment of over $200 million to Bowling Green.
Cannon Automotive Solutions, Inc. a subsidiary of The Electromac Group, located a facility on 14 acres of land. This location created 100 jobs and an economic investment of $13.1 million.
Shiloh Industries, Inc. opened its operations in 2011, having located its new manufacturing facility in Speculative Building II. The plant currently employs 90 people.
In 2005, the Transpark received both state and national award re cognition for excellence in regional economic development efforts and commitment to environmental protection. In April, the Transpark received the LG&E Energy Corporation Community Award for Innovation and in July, the County Courthouse Award sponsored by the National Association of Counties.