In conjunction with the celebration of Manufacturing and Industry Week, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that German-based Bilstein Group will establish a production plant in South Central Kentucky.
The move will create 90 new full-time jobs and a capital investment of $120 million in the Commonwealth.
"It is with great pleasure that Kentucky welcomes Bilstein Group as its newest corporate citizen, one that will significantly enrich the South Central Kentucky region, as well as the entire Commonwealth," said Gov. Beshear. "The fact that world-class companies such as Bilstein Group continue to choose Kentucky as the destination for their global operations speaks volumes for the pro-business climate and workforce quality we have to offer. I congratulate Bilstein Group on its continued growth and look forward to building upon our partnership for years to come."
"We have experienced not only extremely professional and solution-focused support from both the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the city of Bowling Green and Warren County to get this project started, but also felt a lot of passion and personal effort from everyone involved in this project, and I am very grateful for that," said Marc Oehler, CEO of Bilstein. "I am still excited to see the enthusiasm of all team members within Bilstein Group and within the Kentucky/Bowling Green team, including Governor Steve Beshear, who even found time to visit our facilities in Germany during the preparation period of this project. Besides the perfect fit of the selected site to our ideas and plans, the spirit we found in Kentucky and within the team was a major reason to choose Bowling Green as our premier location in the U.S."