TMS Automotive Announces New Facility in Bowling Green

Published Friday, August 21, 2015 11:15 am

Bowling Green, Ky. (September 3, 2015) – Today, TMS Automotive of Elizabethtown announced the purchase of their future plant location in Spec Building V at the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The company will invest $5 million and create 38 new jobs for South Central Kentucky.

TMS Automotive offers industrial clients a variety of specialized services including parts washing, rust inhibitor applications, parts sorting, packaging, warehousing & distribution, and minor contract assembly. The new Bowling Green location will allow TMS Automotive to better serve Bowling Green clients including Bowling Green Metalforming and Cannon Automotive.

“TMS Automotive has been an essential part of the automotive industry in Kentucky for years,” said Gov. Beshear. “The auto industry already contributes more than $14 billion to Kentucky’s gross domestic product, and I want to congratulate TMS Automotive on taking steps to build on that success.”

Speculative Building V, purchased within 2 months of completion, offers TMS Automotive a competitive location with access to major clients and close proximity to Interstate 65.  The building is a pre-engineered steel structure with steel insulated panels spanning 108,000 SF, situated on 22 acres in the state-of-the-art Kentucky Transpark. 

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

“The new location of TMS Automotive will create new jobs and new opportunities for our community.  This company has been a leader in their industry, and we are excited about the benefits and growth this operation will bring to our established automotive manufacturing base in South Central Kentucky,” said Judge Executive Mike Buchanon.

“Our automotive manufacturing community is growing because of the confidence and investments of the current businesses located here.  Our ability to attract new companies like TMS Automotive is directly related to the success and growing needs of our existing companies. We congratulate TMS on their decision to locate here and send well wishes for their continued growth,” said Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Ron Bunch noted, “TMS Automotive has been an important resource for our targeted businesses for many years.  We are delighted to now have them as part of our community in our newly-built Spec Building V in the Kentucky Transpark.” 

This is the thirteenth economic development announcement in 2015 for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce for a total capital investment of $800,708,238 and 753 jobs.  2015 has been an exciting year for economic development in Warren County.  In just this year alone, we have earned 52% of the investment and 9% of the jobs that is has taken us in over a decade to earn. Similarly, we currently have two of the top five investment projects in the state, and out of the top 10 projects in the state, Warren represents 51% of the investment. 

For more information on the Kentucky Transpark and/or Speculative Buildings, contact Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Ron Bunch, CEcD at or (270) 781-3200.


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.