Bowling Green, Ky., May 12, 2022 – Harbor Steel & Supply Corporation, a metals distributor and manufacturer, broke ground today on its new facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Founded in Michigan in 1952, the company has become a complete metal service center for its customers in six locations across the central US—and today broke ground in the Kentucky Transpark on its seventh location. From this new location, the company will strategically service large, multinational supply chain partners that have also announced Bowling Green as their home in recent years.
“Bowling Green and Warren County feels like a perfect fit for Harbor Steel. We are extremely excited to open our new location here and we look forward to supporting the diverse customer base in the area,” said Michael Weis President of Harbor Steel. “The area has so much to offer, and we are happy to be a part of the momentum in the Transpark.”
“Warren County is a great place to do business and Harbor Steel & Supply is one more shining example of our strong business community,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “We are grateful for their confidence and investment in our community, and we are looking forward to watching them grow for years to come.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of Harbor Steel’s exciting new facility today,” said Mayor Todd Alcott. “Their new project plays an integral part in maintaining South Central Kentucky as a vibrant manufacturing hub, and we look forward to seeing them grow and prosper in the region.”
The company plans to create 25 new jobs through an $8 million investment in the region. Its brand new 50,000 square foot facility in Bowling Green will be expandable to 100,000 square feet in a future phase. Their new home on Commonwealth Blvd. was designed by the State of Kentucky as a Certified Build Ready Site several years ago and features direct access to the rail spur owned by the Intermodal Transportation Authority.
“Harbor Steel’s emphasis on quality control, on-time delivery, and total customer service has driven their company’s success,” said Ron Bunch, Chamber President and CEO. We are honored to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new facility here in Bowling Green and look forward to their future in our community.”
The total economic impact of this expansion of Harbor Steel & Supply Corp. will exceed $53M over the next decade. Harbor Steel & Supply’s employees will spend nearly $12,662,831 in the community over the next 10 years which includes investing $1,280,893 towards property taxes, spending $1,051,015 on groceries, $962,375 on mortgages, $1,630,458 on health services, $658,468 on buying vehicles, $671,130 at local restaurants, and $455,862 on clothing. The spending generated by their employees also supports an additional 36 jobs in the community.
Year to date, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed two economic development projects in South Central Kentucky, totaling over $2 billion in capital investment. Site Selection Magazine has ranked Bowling Green as Top Six Tier 2 Metro for nine consecutive years including a Number One Ranking in 2018 and a second-place ranking this year. Additionally, Site Selection Magazine awarded the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce the prestigious Mac Conway Award placing it in the top twenty economic development organizations in the United States for two consecutive years.
About Harbor Steel & Supply Corporation:
Harbor Steel & Supply Corp. is a company with one goal in mind: to be your complete metal service center. Incorporated in 1952, Harbor Steel services Michigan, Southern Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia with prime materials. A continuing emphasis on quality control, on-time delivery, and total customer service has driven Harbor Steel & Supply’s success. Modern facilities and state-of-the-art processing equipment can accommodate almost any customer requirement.
The complete service center commitment requires total customer satisfaction. Satisfied customers remain customers and long-term relationships are extremely valuable here at Harbor Steel & Supply. For fast service and competitive prices, contact us to get a free estimate at the location nearest you. Visit https://www.harborsteel.com/ for more information.
About South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
South Central Kentucky Economic Development is an entity of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, a nationally ranked 5-Star Accredited Chamber. Located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern United States, South Central Kentucky is a prime location for manufacturing and distribution facilities. South Central Kentucky is within a day’s drive of 60% of the nation's population, personal income, and manufacturing business establishments. Bowling Green ranks second in the United States for best manufacturing city. In the past decade, the region has captured over four billion in capital investment, creating thousands of jobs within the region. To learn more please visit https://www.southcentralky.com/