Distribution & Logistics

Why is Kentucky home to three global shipping hubs? The logistics speak for themselves—we’re within a day’s drive of 65% of the U.S. population. Kentucky ranks 2nd in total air cargo shipments, allowing our Touchstone members to get their products to destinations virtually overnight from any one of the 87 counties we serve.

Kentucky has it all

Kentucky has it all, air, water, rail & road. That’s why the world’s most prestigious logistics companies such as UPS, DHL, and Amazon – among hundreds of others – have invested heavily in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky ranks 2nd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. That is because Kentucky business is served by […]

Distribution & Logistics Growth


DHL’s global hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Erlanger, Ky., handles about 90 percent of the DHL shipments that enter the United States. DHL Express U.S. specializes exclusively in international shipping for importers and exporters, employing more than 2,000 workers at CVG, where nearly 100 flights operate daily. DHL is a global logistic leader with 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.


In 2021, Amazon opened its new air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron. The $1.5 billion project is creating more than 2,000 jobs in Northern Kentucky and will feature 100 daily flights at full capacity. The new hub builds on the company’s presence in Kentucky, which includes 15 fulfillment centers and over 18,000 employees statewide.

Summit Packaging Solutions

In 2022, Summit opened its $18.3 million, 276,000-square-foot operations center in Boone County, Ky., to help accommodate growth in the Midwest market. Summit’s services include customization, assembly of full pallet displays, PDQs, kits, permanent and temporary displays, multipacks, shrink-wrapping and banding, labeling, print-registered bundle wrapping and distribution, and transportation.


The UPS Worldport at Louisville International Airport is the largest fully automated package-handling facility in the world. The operation turns more than 300 flights daily, processing an average of 2 million packages a day. Operating in more than 220 countries and territories, UPS is a transportation and logistics leader, providing a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers worldwide. UPS has more than 500,000 employees worldwide with numerous locations throughout Kentucky.

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