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Top Companies

Major Employers

CompanyLocal EmploymentProduct/ServiceYear Founded Locally
United Parcel Service23,533Package delivery, transportation and logistics1963
Jefferson County Public Schools14,250Educationn/a
Ford Motor Co. (2 plants)13,042Automotive production1913
Norton Healthcare12,579Health care services1886
Humana Inc.12,000Health and well-being1961
The Kroger Co.9,235Retailer1928
Baptist Healthcare System Inc.8,143Health care services1924
Walmart Inc.6,650Retailer1988
University of Louisville6,394Research university, education1798
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
KentuckyOne Health6,000Health care services2012
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government5,987Metropolitan government1778
Amazon.com5,700Logistics and customer service2005
Spectrum2,330Call center, cable, Internet 1998
Oldham County Public Schools2,325Educationn/a
Manna Inc.2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
LG&E and KU Energy LLC2,208Gas and electric generation and distribution1838
Archdiocese of Louisville2,202Catholic schools, churches, agencies1808
Robley Rex VA Medical Center1,876Health care services1952
BrightSpring Health Services1,800Health and human services provider1974
Samtec Inc.1,700Electronic connectors and micorelectronics1976
U.S. Postal Service1,691Mailing and shipping1775
Bullitt County Public Schools1,649Educationn/a
Rawlings Group1,520Health insurance subrogation and audit services1977
Churchill Downs1,508Racing, gaming and online entertainment1875
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.1,500Education1956
Texas Roadhouse1,500Food Service1993
Papa John's International Inc.1,485Pizza restaurants1984
U.S. Census Bureau1,330Government1958
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield1,320Health Insurace1938
Brown-Forman Corp1,300Producer & marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1870
Centerstone1,266Behavioral Health care1978
Greater Clark County Schools Corporation1,251Educationn/a
Kindred Healthcare Inc.1,246Health care services1985
Faurecia1,200Exhaust systems, interiors and seat systems1978
Source: Business First, December 2019

Top Publicly Traded Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueProducts and Services
Humana Inc.$56.91 billionHealth and supplemental benefits
Yum Brands Inc.$5.69 billionQuick-service restaurants, including the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Brands
Brown-Forman Corp.$3.32 billionBourbon and spirits producer
Texas Roadhouse Inc.$2.46 billionFull-service, casual dining restaurant chain
Papa John's International$1.57 billionOperates and franchises pizza delivery and carry-out restaurants
Churchill Downs Inc.$1.01 billionRacing, gaming, and entertainment company
Charah Solutions Inc.$740.46 millionAsh-management provider for the coal-fired electric utility industry
Turning Point Brands Inc.$332.68 millionManufactures and markets smokeless and smoke tobacco products
Republic Bancorp$319.61 millionBank holding company
Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.$175.12 millionBank holding company
Sypris Solutions Inc.$87.97 millionProvider of technology-based outsourced services and specialty products
Industrial Services of America Inc.$61.02 millionWaste and recycling management services
First Savings Financial Group Inc.$55.45 millionBank holding company
Limestone Bancorp Inc.$49.24 millionBank holding company
First Capital Inc.$35.05 millionBank holding company
Source: Business First, December 2019

Top Private-Sector Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueLocal EmploymentProduct/ ServiceYear Founded
BrightSpring Health Services$4.7 billion1,712Health and human services provider1974
Kindred Healthcare LLC$3.3 billion1,246Health care services1985
Steel Technologies LLC$2.57 billion195Steel and aluminum flat-rolled processor1971
Thorntons LLC$1.8 billion774Fuel, food, drinks1971
Signature HealthCARE LLC$1.05 billion1,265Skilled nursing, rehabilitation and therapy services2007
American Commercial Barge Line LLC$988 million180Barge transportation, towing, barge cleaning and repairs1915
Manna Inc.$924 million2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
Samtec Inc.$822 million1,700Electronic connectors and micorelectronics1976
Material Handling Systems Inc.$801 million500Engineer, builder and installer of conveyor and automated sortation systems1999
ISCO Industries$570.67 million475High density polyethylene pipe distributor1962
Ranked by Revenue Source: Business First, December 2019

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies

CompanyEmploymentProduct/ServiceDate Est. in Area
Ford Motor Company (2 plants)13,042F-series Super Duty Pickup trucks, Expeditions, Navigators and Escapes1913
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
Samtec Inc.1,700Electronic connectors and microelectronics1976
Brown-Forman1,300Producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands1870
Faurecia1,200Exhaust, interior and seat systems1978
JBS USA1,200Pork products1875
Beach Mold & Tool Inc.850Injection-molded plastic parts, contract assembly1972
Louisville Seating Systems750Manufacturer and supply seating and seating components2011
Martinrea Heavy Stamping608Automobile parts stamping and assembly1988
Heaven Hill Brands Inc.600Producer and marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1935
Source: Business First, December 2019