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TMS Automotive Celebrates Grand Opening of Bowling Green Facility

Automotive services provider promotes manufacturing in and around Kentucky

Published Monday, August 1, 2016 10:30 am

Today, TMS Automotive along with community leaders and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of their Bowling Green plant at the Kentucky Transpark with a ribbon cutting celebration and plant tours. TMS Automotive offers a variety of specialized services for industrial clients. Parts washing, rust inhibitor applications, parts sorting, packaging, warehousing and distribution, and minor contract assembly are all services offered by TMS. The new Bowling Green location will allow TMS Automotive to better serve Bowling Green clients including Bowling Green Metalforming and Cannon Automotive.

The opening of TMS Automotive’s Bowling Green location means the creation of 38 new, full-time, jobs at the Kentucky Transpark and a capital investment of $5 million over the next three years.

“We are excited about the opportunity to move closer to our customers in Bowling Green and to fostering a relationship with the community. We look forward to a bright future and the growth this new location will allow,” said TMS Automotive President Michael Hall.

TMS Automotive purchased Speculative Building V last fall allowing them to expedite operations in Bowling Green. TMS Automotive joins the ranks of American Howa Kentucky, Cannon Automotive, Shiloh Industries and Alpla – each of which purchased a speculative building in the Transpark.

Most recently, the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority and Inter-modal Transportation Authority partnered to celebrate the completion of Speculative Building VI as well as the first ever privately developed speculative building, Dominion I North. Speculative buildings allow a company to locate or expand to an area and quickly begin operations, saving at least six-months time from purchase to build-out and initial production.

“TMS Automotive has provided an essential service to Kentucky’s automotive community for ten years. Their location in Bowling Green is instrumental in growing their business and their client’s business in South Central Kentucky,” said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “We welcome TMS Automotive to Bowling Green and congratulate them on this milestone occasion.”

“Our region has a booming manufacturing industry and TMS Automotive has been providing valuable support to our automotive manufacturers long before the opening of this Bowling Green facility. We are excited to see the growth TMS Automotive will influence in South Central Kentucky,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon.

“South Central Kentucky’s appeal grows as the momentum of our region’s businesses grow. Our region has experienced prolific success thanks in part to the Kentucky Transpark and the EDA’s strategic property development plan,” said Chamber President and CEO, Ron Bunch.

“Our ability to attract new companies like TMS Automotive is linked to the success and growing needs of our existing companies. We look forward to TMS’s success in South Central Kentucky,” Bunch said.

So far for 2016, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced $359.5 million in capital investment and 440 new jobs in South Central Kentucky.

For more information about TMS Automotive, visit www.transportationsystems.org.

For more information about the Kentucky Transpark and available properties, contact Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Ron Bunch, CEcD at ron@bgchamber.com or (270) 781-3200.

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About TMS Automotive:

TMS Automotive was developed, in 2007, to be an automotive services provider, servicing many manufacturers in Kentucky. We specialize in providing ancillary/value added services that help promote manufacturing in and around Kentucky.

About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:

Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.