Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2016-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location112$690,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion11173$43,689,000 
 Service & Technology Location130$1,188,500 
 Service & Technology Expansion440$2,340,000 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (8/2/2019).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Barren County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries18,862100.0131,380100.0 
 Total Private Industries14,52677.098,82275.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining630.34650.4 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,64619.321,93316.7 
 Financial Activities5382.94,2573.2 
 Professional and Business Services1,5808.411,1498.5 
 Education and Health Services2,30112.216,49012.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality2,12211.313,79510.5 
 Other Services and Unclassified3371.82,3711.8 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 3A Composites USA IncPaper faced foam panels, thick foam panels and graphic arts boards671993 
 Akebono Brake - GlasgowDisc brake calipers and pads9051995 
 Amneal PharmaceuticalsGeneric pharmaceutical mfg and marketing company1121999 
 B R Retreading IncTire retreading891988 
 Bluegrass Dairy and Food IncDehydrated dairy and non-dairy ingredients, custom spray drying and dry blending; cheese manufacturing1301995 
 Brokering Solutionswholesale distribution of household goods including flooring, cabinets, etc.502008 
 Burkmann Feeds LLCLivestock feed561990 
 CHUHATSU North America Inc.Automotive control cables3101989 
 Dickerson Lumber CoHardwood lumber and pallets481947 
 Federal-Mogul MotorpartsHeavy duty truck brake friction blocks for the commercial vehicle industry.1901996 
 Felker Brothers CorpStainless steel pipe, stainless steel pipe and tube 2" thru 24" in diameter.871993 
 JNM KYMetal stamping472012 
 LSC CommunicationsOffset printing, computer typesetting, saddle stitch & perfect binding6501970 
 Lyons Co IncSheet metal fabricating, mechanical contractors and engineers601954 
 Madison-Smith Machine & ToolMachine shop: general machining, arc & gas welding, metal fabrication, water jet cutting, machinery moving and installation, rigging, millwright, and plant maintenance service641983 
 NCS Healthcare of KYPharmaceutical repackaging center981966 
 Nemak USADie cast aluminum automotive parts; OE components; brackets, transmission components, engine components2001994 
 Nemak USAAluminum die cast automotive parts-machining faciliy and warehousing.1501994 
 Sitel Operating CorporationInbound call center5202010 
 Span Tech LLCManufacturer of custom conveyor systems, specializing in the production of conveyors used in the frozen food, baked goods, beverage, pharmaceutical, warehousing and distribution industries.821977 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (8/2/2019).