Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel Celebrates Completion of Expansion
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP, a German fabricated metal manufacturer, celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest expansion on Wednesday.
The company originally announced Bowling Green as its new home in 2013 with a $120 million investment and 90 new jobs, according to a statement from the BG Area Chamber of Commerce. Shortly thereafter, in 2015, Bilstein announced its first expansion with an additional investment of $20 million and 20 new jobs. Additionally, Bilstein began operations in 2017 in Kentucky Transpark and last year announced this additional $17.8 million investment and expansion.
“Since we planted American roots in Bowling Green, Ky. in 2017, our vision and purpose to help grow the South Central Kentucky region is increasingly evident as we celebrate with a groundbreaking ceremony for our state-of-the-art building. expansion. This expansion will allow Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel to continue to provide our customers with the high quality cold rolled steel as we have done before, only now we are able to do this in a bigger and faster capacity,” said Brent Wilson, CEO. Bilstein cold rolled steel. “We are truly grateful for the continued support Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel has received from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Intermodal Transportation Authority Board of Directors on these projects that fuel growth. economic.
According to the release, Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel, a global leader in the cold-rolled steel strip market, is part of the Bilstein Group, a German family-owned steel processor. They produce a wide range of high precision cold rolled steel strips in a variety of industries, primarily the automotive industry.
“We are thrilled to celebrate with Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel the expansion of their new facility,” said Bowling Green Mayor Todd Alcott. “We are grateful and proud of the Bilstein team and honored for their continued investment in expanding their operations and manufacturing their products right here in Bowling Green, Kentucky.”
Ron Bunch, president and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, said they were honored to stand alongside a company that has proven its commitment to business in the area.
“Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel’s latest expansion is proof of the wealth of business expansion opportunities in south central Kentucky,” said Warren County Executive Judge Mike Buchanon. “We are delighted to be here to celebrate with them today.”
Year-to-date, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed three economic development projects in south-central Kentucky, totaling $2.019 billion in capital investments that will create 2,060 new jobs in the area. , depending on the room.