Bowling Green, KY., August 9, 2022 – Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, a third-party logistics provider founded in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is expanding and building its second location in the community. The company’s $25M investment will build over 400K SF in facilities and create 110 new jobs for the region.
“I want to thank the leaders at Bluegrass Supply Chain Services for growing the company’s presence in Bowling Green and continuing to serve key industries in the commonwealth,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “This investment highlights the continued growth of existing businesses in our state, which play an integral role in building a brighter future for Kentuckians.”
Founded in 2002, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services is celebrating its 20th anniversary in September. BSC provides value-added warehousing and supply chain services to customers within the automotive, food/beverage, and consumer products sectors. The company offers warehousing, reverse logistics, ecommerce fulfillment, and transportation management services across a six-state region, with approximately 40% of its customer base located in Kentucky. Its sister company, Bluegrass Dedicated – also based in Bowling Green – operates a fleet of 100 tractors that provide transportation services to customers throughout the United States.
“We are excited to develop a new corporate office, warehouse space, and a truck facility to support our operations in Bowling Green and Warren County. This community has been fantastic for our business. The location on 68/80 provides us easy access to the new connector road to Interstate 65 and close proximity to many of our customers,” said John Higgins, CEO of Bluegrass Supply Chain Services.
“I love hearing stories of companies like Bluegrass Supply Chain Services that were founded and have grown and thrived right here in Bowling Green,” said Todd Alcott, Mayor of Bowling Green. “These companies make me continuously proud to serve such an amazing community.”
“We appreciate Bluegrass Supply Chain Services’ continued investment in Warren County,” said Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “Their continued growth and success further emphasize the strength of Warren County as a hub for transportation, distribution, and logistics.
“Bluegrass Supply Chain Services provides a valuable service to many businesses and organizations across the South Central Kentucky region and beyond,” said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. “We commend them for their accomplishments and are thankful for the positive impact this will have on our community. We look forward to many more years of success.”
The company’s new job creation and investment into our economy will have a significant economic impact on the region that will exceed $184M over the next decade and will support an additional 169 jobs in the community. Spending by the company’s new employees will also generate over $5.5M in the local economy each year. This includes over $292K new dollars being spent at local restaurants, over $155k spent on entertainment, $198K spent on shopping for new clothes, and more than $300K spent each year on buying vehicles.
Year to date, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced five economic development projects in South Central Kentucky, totaling $2.28B in capital investment and creating 2,310 new jobs in the region. Bowling Green was also recently recognized for the ninth consecutive year as one of the Top 6 Tier 2 Metros in the United States by Site Selection Magazine. The Chamber has also been awarded the Mac Conway Award and recognized as a Top 20 Economic Development Organization in the Country for a second straight year.
About Bluegrass Supply Chain Services
Bluegrass Supply Chain is a third-party contract logistics provider based in Bowling Green, Ky. Founded in 2002, we strive to deliver innovative solutions to make our Team Members, customers, and their supply chains better. This is the foundation for our mission statement “Making life better while serving a greater purpose.” Today we employ over 730 Team Members and operate over 3.6 million square feet of warehouse space across 24 locations in a six-state region. As we approach our 20-year anniversary we are celebrating our relationships with Team Members, customers, and our communities. We are thankful for the customers that trusted us with their business, our Team Members that have grown and evolved with us and being able to give back to the communities in which we live.
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 located 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 visit www.southcentralky.com.