The Chemico Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Paint Stripping Facility in Bowling Green

$1 million investment will create 20 new production jobs

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:00 pm

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 6, 2018) – The Chemico Group of Southfield, Mich., recently celebrated the grand opening of their 33,000 square-foot paint stripping facility in Bowling Green. Chemico is a veteran and minority-owned company that operates three business lines providing chemical management services, coatings removal, paint maintenance and industrial supply solutions. Chemico is an industry leader in production aid cleaning and coating removal services. The company owns three paint stripping facilities in North America and provides a full array of processes to support industrial paint stripping with a special emphasis on automotive indirect production parts. Operations began in June 2017 at the Bowling Green facility.

"At Chemico, our mission is to add value to our customer's supply chain, add value to the lives of our employees and add value to the communities in which we operate. As South Central Kentucky is the nation's third largest air-cargo shipping hub, located at the center of a 34-state distribution area, the decision to expand our paint stripping business in the Bowling Green area was easy. We're happy to call Bowling Green our newest home," said Paul Sinko, Executive Vice President, Chemico Group.
"The Chemico Group supports many Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs like GM, Ford and Toyota," said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. "This new Bowling Green facility allows Chemico to expand their service offerings and better serve their Kentucky and Tennessee customers that are in close proximity to South Central Kentucky. We are confident their new location here will contribute to their future success."
"The Chemico Group has provided valuable supply chain services to many companies like those we have in Bowling Green while positively impacting communities all over North America. On behalf of the city of Bowling Green, I welcome Chemico to our community and look forward to their success," said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.
"The Chemico Group is a very valuable addition to Warren County as a service supplier to companies like GM here in Bowling Green," said Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. "We look forward to Chemico's growth as they work to fill the gap for paint stripping services throughout our area."
The Chemico Group has been honored with numerous awards from organizations and companies such as Crain's Detroit Business; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jones Lang LaSalle. The company received a Superior Award for Distributors from Toyota Motor North America in 2017 and was named a General Motors Supplier of the Year Award consecutively from 2009 - 2016.
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced two economic development projects totaling $5.05 million in capital investment and 72 new jobs for 2018. Last year, the Chamber announced over $270 million in capital investment and 852 jobs. Warren County experienced the fourth largest number of announced jobs and third largest capital investment amount in the last decade in 2017, representing five percent of all capital investment and 9.5 percent of job growth in Kentucky.
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About The Chemico Group:

Founded in 1989, the Chemico Group is a veteran and minority-owned company that has three business lines providing chemical management services, coatings removal and paint maintenance and industrial supply solutions. Chemico generates more than $100 million in annual sales and has experienced growth every year since inception. Its customers span across a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics and healthcare. With more than 300 employees and 11 facilities in North America, Chemico is expanding services (globally). For more information, visit

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 1,300 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.