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Advanced Manufacturing

Greater Louisville’s rich manufacturing tradition provides the foundation to become a global leader in advanced manufacturing. It is home to 2,400 manufacturing companies employing more than 82,500 in the areas of automotive, food and beverage, plastics, appliances, and electrical components, to name a few. Louisville is also home to innovative community spaces like FirstBuild – which is a manufacturing makerspace and micro-factory dedicated to designing, engineering, building and selling the next generation of major home appliances.

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies

CompanyEmploymentProduct/ServiceDate Est. in Area
Ford Motor Company (2 plants)13,020F-series Super Duty Pickup trucks, Expeditions, Navigators and Escapes1913
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
Samtec Inc.1,601Electronic connectors and microelectronics1976
Brown-Forman1,300Producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands1870
Faurecia1,200Exhaust, interior and seat systems1978
JBS USA1,200Pork products1875
Beam Suntory631Bourbon and spirits producer1795
Heaven Hill Brands Inc.600Producer and marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1935
American Fuji Seal, Inc.593Plastic labels and multi-pack carriers1968
Tower Automotive Bardstown Inc.536Automobile stamping and assembly1994

Source: Business First, December 2020

Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network

Greater Louisville Inc. has an initiative dedicated to the prosperity of Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics companies in Greater Louisville. Members of the Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network gain access to a variety of resources that can improve their business performance and strengthen Greater Louisville’s globally competitive logistics and manufacturing environment. There is an emphasis placed on:
  • Workforce/talent development
  • Innovation in product and process design
  • Education on tax and policy issues