Plastics & Rubber

Rubber and plastics truly are global industries, and they compete in intensely complex markets that remain vital to the already-diverse supply chain across sectors in the Commonwealth. See how Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are supporting these industries.

Plastics industry shipments in Kentucky totaled more than $10.8 billion in 2019 and comprised 2.5% of national shipments ($451.3 billion). Nationally, Kentucky is ranked 14th in plastics industry shipments.

BOGE Rubber & Plastics USA

BOGE’s facility in Hebron, Ky., produces rubber-metal parts such as conventional and hydraulic bushings and engine mounts, as well as plastic parts like lightweight structural components and pedal boxes for the automotive industry. The company strives for excellence in the field of NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), lightweight design, mechatronics, materials and processes.


With manufacturing plants in Bardstown, Ky., and Georgetown, Ky., ORBIS has a rich history in packaging, offering high-quality material handling and packaging products and services for a wide variety of industries. It is a subsidiary of Menasha Corp., a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services.

Fuji Seal International Inc.

Japan-based Fuji Seal Group provides shrink sleeve labels, self-adhesive labels, spouted pouches and label-application systems. The company’s North America division is headquartered in Bardstown, Ky.

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