Bowling Green, Ky. (June 28, 2018) – Today, Bowling Green-based transportation-and-storage logistics company Stryker Logistics, announced plans to relocate their international headquarters to 308 Dishman Lane (former Western Kentucky Plastics facility). Since operations began in 2015 with one employee, they have experienced explosive growth. This project is the first new construction for the technology-driven third-party logistics company and will be a $1.45 million capital investment that will create 50 new jobs.
"The success of Stryker Logistics is a prime example of the upside potential that Kentucky has to offer," Gov. Matt Bevin said. "This dynamic company continues to demonstrate incredible tenacity and promise, and we are grateful for their decision to keep and expand their headquarters in Warren County. Looking to the future together, this relationship is sure to be a boon for Stryker, the Bowling Green area and the commonwealth as a whole."
In three years, Stryker Logistics has grown to employ 14 people, expanded to three Kentucky locations and a back-office support team in Sarajevo, Bosnia. With asset warehousing, third-party freight brokerage and the principle of customer service above all else as the backbone for Stryker's business model, they are able to use technology that can track shipments 24 hours a day.
"We are extremely excited to announce our International Headquarters in Bowling Green, Kentucky," said Stryker Logistics Owner and President Fuji Avdic. "We look forward to adding value back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. We hope to see continuous growth within Stryker Logistics and Bowling Green for many years to come."
Earlier this year, Stryker Logistics Owner and President Fuji Avdic was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America and is one of only two Kentucky enterprises on the 360-company list. Stryker's total monthly revenue has grown by 10,000 percent since operations began in November 2015. Prior to founding Stryker Logistics, Avdic founded and sold another trucking company that is still successful in Bowling Green today.
"Stryker Logistics offers top-notch solutions to meet transportation and logistics needs," said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. "Fuji's entrepreneurial spirit is infectious and South Central Kentucky's business climate is a great place for Stryker and their tenacity in finding success. We look forward to working with and supporting Stryker's business development needs for years to come."
Stryker is on-track to complete over $10 million in sales this year and has provided services for some of the biggest names and events in the world.
"Stryker's success over the last two years is inspiring," said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. "The relationships and network they have built in such a short period of time is a key indicator to their future success both here in Warren County and across the United States. Congratulations to Stryker on what is the first of many expansions in our community."
"Stryker's dedication to solutions-based customer service and ability to deliver for their clients is a great example of how putting the customer and their needs first will pave the way to success," said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. "Stryker has an exciting future ahead of them here in Bowling Green and we are certainly excited to be a part of that."
This is Stryker Logistics first expansion project and will allow for the company's future growth. The project includes: investment in new equipment and technology to support current operations; new office space - to include in-house customer service and back-office operations, and front office space for Stryker Solutions, which recruits and places talent for customers in Kentucky and Tennessee; and the acquisition and remodel of a 28,000 square-foot warehouse facility in Southern Warren County.
Over the next 10 years, this project will have a total economic impact of $28.63 million for Warren County. For more information about Stryker Logistics and career opportunities, visit www.strykerlogistics.com.
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced eight economic development projects totaling $42.37 million in capital investment and 207 new jobs for 2018. Bowling Green was recently recognized by Site Selection
magazine as a top tier-2 metropolitan area in the United States and was ranked among the top 20 for 2018's 'Best Small Cities to Start a Business' by Wallethub.com
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 1,350 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. Learn more about South Central Kentucky’s advantages at www.southcentralky.com.