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Walmart Distribution Center Walmart Distribution Center

The 1.2 million square foot distribution center for Wal-Mart located in South Park was opened in 2002. Access to Interstate 24 as well as the excellent workforce in our region was critical to help “seal the deal." This massive facility is equal to 26 football fields, 800 tennis courts or 10,000 mid-size cars. There is an estimated 308 miles of cable in the building, 4.5 miles of racking, 117 forklifts, 600 recycling containers and 15 miles of conveyor using 1,000 drive motor units inside this interesting building. They service 92 stores within a 200-mile radius of Hopkinsville, and are able to ship 18,000 cartons per hour.
 

Walmart DC #6066
690 Crenshaw Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.walmart.com

The nearly 1,000 associates that work in this center represent a regional workforce, coming from southwestern Kentucky and northwest Tennessee. The Walmart DC is a major contributor to Hopkinsville-Christian County schools, as well as many non-profit organizations. They are a significant community partner and positively impact the quality of life in our region.  

 

 

 

 

 

 



Continental Mills Continental Mills

This Seattle-based company announced their decision to come to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in September 1997 with the goal of starting production in 1999. The Hopkinsville location represents the company's first facility outside of the Pacific Northwest since their beginnings in 1932. Continental Mills produces pancake, muffin, bread and special dessert mixes under the “Krusteaz” label. That name began with the women of a Seattle Bridge Club and a great idea for an easy-to-make pie crust. They combined “crust” and “ease” to come up with “Krusteaz." Continental Mills also produces products for other companies including chocolate Ghirarrdelli brownies, pancakes for Denny’s, and other dry mixes used in restaurants.

Continental Mills
100 Krusteaz Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.continentalmills.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their search for a new location east of the Mississippi included the desire to be within 100 miles of a flour mill. Luckily, Siemer Milling was located in Commerce Park and created a true partnership. Continental Mills is now 100 feet from a flour mill to which it is connected with a pneumatic tube, allowing them incredible savings on transportation.

In 2005, Continental Mills expanded to install another blending system and bulk ingredient handling systems. In 2008, Continental Mills celebrated the opening of a 215,000 square foot distribution center to handle moving product more efficiently around the United States. They are a proud and active partner in our community.



Ebonite International Ebonite International

Ebonite began making bowling balls in Hopkinsville in 1967, but they started life as Stowe Woodward Industries in Upper Newton Falls, Mass. They were originally a manufacturer of print rollers for the printing industry. It turns out that “ebonite” means “hard rubber especially when black."

Ebonite
1813 W. 7th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.ebonite.com

 

 

 

All Ebonite bowling balls are created in Hopkinsville and sold through distributors to pro shops throughout the country and in 65 countries around the world. They introduce at least 20 new high performance products per year.

In 2001, novelty bowling balls from Ebonite were featured in the Comedy Central show Let’s Bowl. In 2007, Ebonite expanded its operation by acquiring competitor Columbia Industries, making it the biggest bowling ball company in the world.



Groupo Antolin Groupo Antolin

Grupo Antolin started operations in Hopkinsville in April 1995 as IG Autotrim. This Spanish, family-owned company manufacturers headliners (the inside of the top of a car) for their automotive customers. Their initial investment of $8 million allowed construction of a 100,000 square foot facility in the Hopkinsville Industrial Park.

Groupo Antolin
208 Commerce Park
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.groupoantolin.es

 

 

 


In 1998, the company celebrated Ford’s Q1 rating, which identifies the most trusted and reliable suppliers. Today, the company serves Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan.

In 2003, Grupo was number 93 in the Automotive News ranking of the Top 100 Global Suppliers. In 2007 they ranked number 60. Their global footprint has grown along with their quality performance.



FP International FP International

In February 1999, FP International announced their plans to build a 160,000 square foot facility in Hopkinsville Kentucky. Based in Redwood City, California, FP International has several facilities in the US, and three in Europe.The plant was started to produce Cushion-Lite polyethylene foam, which is used for protective packaging for products such as china, furniture and automotive parts.

FP International
1 Graham Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.fpintl.com

 

 

 

 

As part of the original search process, FP had expressed a desire to be half way between FedEx in Memphis and UPS in Louisville which they achieved with this location. Hopkinsville was chosen for its “can do” attitude that now extends to the atmosphere in the whole plant. 
 
FP International is a privately held company that pioneered the use of post-consumer recycled waste plastic in the production of its original product – Flo-Pak, known as “plastic peanuts”.

The plant opened in June 2000 and announced an expansion in December 2001.



Brazeway Brazeway

Brazeway, headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, is an extruder and fabricator of heat transfer products for automotive, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Brazeway is the world’s largest producer of frost-free evaporator coils for household refrigerators. The Company has five facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and licenses six facilities in Europe, Asia and South America while employing 1,100 worldwide. Brazeway’s Hopkinsville facility is currently the largest manufacturer of aluminum evaporator coils for household refrigerators in North America.
 

Brazeway
310 Bill Bryan Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.brazeway.com

An expansion announced in 2008, includes a new product line for two aluminum extrusion presses and 11 fabrication lines that produce heat transfer tubing for automotive, commercial and residential air-conditioning. In addition, fabrication lines will be created for the production of aluminum components for air conditioners. The expansion will add 75,000 square feet to the existing manufacturing site and will be complete in early 2009.

This family-owned company contributes much to the economy of our region.

 

 



White Drive Products, Inc. White Drive Products, Inc.

White Hydraulics, now White Drive Products, was started by two brothers, Hollis and Harvey White, in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1977. The brothers moved to Hopkinsville in 1982 where they began the manufacture their patented low-speed, high-torque pumps and motors.Their products are used in scissor lifts and zero-turn radius lawn mowers around the world. Over the years they’ve grown from being a small family-run company in Hopkinsville into a global force that sells and manufactures products in Europe and China, in addition to North America.

White Drive Products, Inc.
110 Bill Bryan Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

www.whitedriveproducts.com

   

The company has changed their name to accommodate that growth with Propulsys, Inc. acting as the management team, WH Manufacturing as the U.S. component manufacturing and assembly, White Drive Products as the global marketing, sales and engineering of the drive products, and White (China) Drive Products Co. Ltd. as the global component manufacturing, assembly and design services.

They are another example of a world-class, family-owned company in Hopkinsville.

 

 



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