Worldwide Technologies LLC, manufacturer of precision machined parts, will invest over $1.2M and create 16 jobs with a facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.
“One reason we are experiencing unprecedented economic momentum throughout the state is Kentucky companies continue to reinvest in Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “Not only are we attracting quality international companies and companies from around the country, we are also growing and expanding the businesses that were born in our backyard. I want to thank Worldwide Technologies’ leaders for their support in the commonwealth and look forward to their continued success.”
The new facility in Barren County will see an investment of over $1.2 million that will include site improvements and new welding equipment. The location will boost the company’s production of precision machined products, including heavy truck, defense and medical parts. The project comes in response to growing business opportunities for the company. The investment also will create 16 quality jobs for residents of Glasgow and Barren County.
The new location is the second announced in Kentucky by Worldwide Technologies within the past 16 months. In 2021, the company announced a $1.42 million investment in Greensburg creating 25 full-time jobs.
“We have been doing business in Kentucky for over 12 years, and we are extremely excited about growing and expanding our presence in the commonwealth,” Mike Jones, co-founder of Worldwide Technologies, said. “I want to thank the city of Glasgow, Barren County, and all local and state officials who helped make this expansion possible. Worldwide Technologies is thrilled for this new opportunity.”
Worldwide Technologies began operations with a single warehouse in Bowling Green that employed five people. Today, it employs over 70 Kentuckians and serves more than 50 clients. In 2010, the company moved to a 27,000-square-foot facility in Simpson County, which has since served as its headquarters. The company since has expanded the Simpson County plant to over 58,000 square feet with the potential for further expansion.
The company’s investment builds on Kentucky’s growing manufacturing prowess, which in 2021 saw over 13,900 new jobs announced in the commonwealth behind $10.5 billion in new investments. Statewide, manufacturers operate nearly 5,000 facilities employing approximately 250,000 residents.
Barren County Judge/Executive Micheal Hale highlighted the project’s jobs.
“We are excited to have a regional small business expanding to our area bringing high-quality jobs and opportunities to our citizens,” Judge Hale said. “We expect great things from Worldwide Technologies and look forward to their future growth.”
Glasgow Mayor Harold Armstrong said he is eager to build a long-lasting relationship with the company.
“The City of Glasgow is very appreciative of Worldwide Technologies decision to expand their successful business to Glasgow, Kentucky,” Mayor Armstrong said. “Worldwide Technologies is bringing good jobs to our community, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Maureen Carpenter, president and CEO of the Barren County Economic Authority, said the region is ready to build on the company’s success.
“Worldwide Technologies has a proven track record of providing quality products and services to over 50 customers worldwide,” Carpenter said. “We look forward to working with this thriving business as they invest in Barren County.”
For more information on Worldwide Technologies, visit wwt-bg.com.
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