Largest Employers

The companies we keep


South Central Kentucky’s leading industries are service and manufacturing. We’re proud of our manufacturing roots and it shows; companies like Logan Aluminum, Henkel AG & Co. (formerly Sun Products), Dart Container and Bowling Green Metalforming are giants in our community and respected leaders in their industries. 

The highest job growth rate out of all of Kentucky's economic regions since 2009 is a testament to our claim: Central for Business, Southern for Living. With a backbone of strong, diverse manufacturing companies at our core, a superior quality of life is made affordable. Take a look for yourself at some of the larger employers and big brands who have made South Central Kentucky a shining example of economic success.

Top 10 Largest Employers

  Company Employees
1 Houchens Industries 5000
2 Western Kentucky University 3455
3 Commonwealth Health Corporation 3400
4 Warren County Public Schools 2583
5 Dart Container Corporation 1636
6 Bowling Green Metalforming, LLC 1618
7 Logan Aluminum Inc. 1400
8 Fruit of the Loom 1050
9 Henkel AG & Co. 930
10 GM Corvette Assembly Plant 887

Top 10 Largest Manufacturers

  Company Employees
1 Dart Container Corporation 1636
2 Bowling Green Metalforming, LLC 1618
3 Logan Aluminum Inc 1135
4 Henkel AG & Co. 930
5 Akebono Brake Glasgow 905
6 GM Corvette Assembly Plant 887
7 RR Donnelley 700
8 Franklin Precision Industry Inc. 662
9 Country Over Bakery 645
10 Trace Die Cast Inc. 540