Bilstein Breaks Ground on Expansion of Kentucky Transpark
German Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP is expanding its operation in Bowling Green in Kentucky in US by investing USD 17.8 million. Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel CEO Mr Brent Wilson said “After having been operational for only four years at our Bowling Green facility, it became clear that the South Central Kentucky region was continuing to see healthy growth and investment in the markets we serve. As a result, we feel the addition to this state-of-the-art facility will help us continue to best serve our customers who need high-grade cold-rolled steel strip. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support we receive from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and the Commonwealth of Kentucky on these projects that fuel economic growth.”
Bilstein originally announced its choice of Bowling Green for the operation in 2013, the announced project with an investment of USD 120 million and 90 new jobs. Shortly after that announcement in 2015, Bilstein announced its first expansion with an additional USD 20 million of investment and 20 new jobs. In 2017, Bilstein began operations in the Kentucky Transpark.
Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP is part of the family-owned German steel processor and produces a wide range of high-precision cold-rolled strip steel products across a variety of industries, predominately the automotive industry. The Bilstein Group was founded in 1911 and has grown to be a world-leader in the cold-rolled strip steel market.