ProCom Heating, Inc., a leader in the gas heating appliance industry, announced its upcoming expansion project in Bowling Green today. The complete project is anticipated to bring a total of $19,171,338 in capital investment and 37 new, full-time jobs to the region.
ProCom Heating was founded in 1996 and moved its operations to Bowling Green in May 2012. The company will begin expanding its Bowling Green facilities starting in 2016. The 148,000-square-foot space will grow to a total of 450,000 square feet by 2020. Additionally, the project will bring all of ProCom’s manufacturing and assembly from China to the U.S.
“Bowling Green was at the center of our industry for many years and provided us a great opportunity to tap into an experienced and talented workforce,” said Kirk Kirchner, ProCom Heating president. “We look forward to once again reasserting South Central Kentucky as the leader in the gas appliance industry.”
Phase one of the expansion, which will begin construction next year, will add 120,000 square feet to the building. In this phase, additional equipment will be purchased. Phase two, which is slated to begin in 2017, will add new, state of the art office space. Phase three will bring another addition to the building, bringing the total square footage of the facility to 450,000.
ProCom Heating, manufactures and sells its products to major home improvement retailers as well as smaller independent distributors. ProCom’s product line includes vent-free gas space heaters and fireplace systems, gas log sets, universal fireboxes, gas stoves, outdoor construction heaters and garage heaters.
“Bowling Green is proud to have a company like ProCom Heating show a vested interest in our community by choosing to expand its operations here,” said Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “It brings me great pleasure to congratulate ProCom on their forthcoming expansion, bringing more jobs to our region.”
“In the three years ProCom Heating has called South Central Kentucky home, the company has shown a great commitment to our region,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “It’s a great honor ProCom has chosen to continue investing in our local economy and our regional workforce.”
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is poised to have a record-setting year in economic development. To date, announced projects will bring a total capital investment of $759,160,938 and create 647 new jobs in South Central Kentucky in 2015.
For more information on ProCom Heating, visit http://www.usaprocom.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 1,200 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. Learn more about South Central Kentucky’s advantages at http://www.southcentralky.com/.