Existing Industry

Industrial Power at Work

The diversity and quality of our existing industry members speak volumes for the business climate and sense of community our region offers. From a global automotive, aerospace and supply chain logistics presence to a booming food and beverage, aluminum and business services industry, our businesses say it all. Companies from all parts of the world have found the secret to success right in our backyard.

Here’s just a few of the great companies doing business here.

Amazon
Hitachi Automotive Systems
3M
Beam Suntory
GE Aviation
Safran
Best Buy
Gatormade
Toyotetsu America
Hyster-Yale
Diageo
Montebello Packaging
Toyota Boshoku
Nucor
Novelis

The World is Taking Notice


More and more internationally owned companies are taking note of the welcoming business environment our region has to offer. To date, 55 facilities representing 14 foreign nations and five continents have chosen to do business in our co-operative service territories. Each have discovered the endless possibilities for growth and success right here in the heart of rural Kentucky in partnering with Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
Flags
2nd

Nationally in projects per-capita

Site Selection Magazine
2018 Governor’s Cup
55

Internationally Owned Facilities
1st

Among U.S. States in attracting FDI manufacturers (2017)

Financial Times
A

Manufacturing Industry Health Rank

Center for Business and Economic Research

The World’s Best Bourbon is Made with Rural Electricity


Perhaps in a category all of its own, our world-renowned Bourbon industry is impossible to overlook. In fact, more than 20 distilleries produce the best of the best of Kentucky’s signature product. From startups and recent locations to historic distillery landmarks, nowhere can you find a better collection of bourbon brands. So whether you are considering an expansion, new location or you just want to enjoy a trip along the Bourbon Trail, you are sure to be impressed.

Look Who’s Growing


Our industries are booming. New jobs and new investments lead to stronger communities and long-term partnerships. We’re proud of our member companies for their continued success. Here are just a few recent new location and expansion announcements.
  • DIAGEO $130M
    30 jobs
    Marion Co.
  • Nucor $826M
    145 jobs
    Carroll Co.
  • Bonfiglioli $13M
    108 jobs
    Boone Co.
  • Beam Suntory $686.7M
    27 jobs
    Bullitt Co.
  • Makers Mark $495M
    36 jobs
    Marion Co.
  • Heaven Hill Distillery $76.8M
    20 jobs
    Nelson Co.
  • Wilderness Trail $11.9M
    10 jobs
    Boyle Co.
  • Asahi Forge $51M
    60 jobs
    Madison Co.
  • Takigawa $45.9M
    180 jobs
    Nelson Co.
  • CCI $3.3M
    100 jobs
    Pulaski Co.