Companies from around the world have taken notice of all that the Commonwealth of Kentucky has to offer foreign-owned businesses and the Kentucky Crossroads region is no exception. Nearly three dozen facilities with ownership representing nine different nations proudly call the region home, employing more than 8,000 of our residents.

Even more telling is the fact that more than a third of all job growth announced in our region in 2017 can be attributed to internationally based companies. Furthermore, these globally successful firms have invested over a half billion US dollars in new capital expenditures in the 11-county Kentucky Crossroads region over the past five years.

Kentucky Crossroads values the economic and cultural vitality these companies make in our communities and is proud to support their growth and long-term sustainability.

Foreign-Owned Facilities
Countries with Facility Ownership Ties in Kentucky Crossroads
Employees of Internationally Owned Employers
Million in FDI Investment (over the past five years)

Top 20 largest foreign-owned facilities located in Kentucky Crossroads (by employment)

Company County FT Employment Year Established Country
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Mercer 1,350 1984 Japan
TG Kentucky Marion 1,100 1986 Japan
Toyotetsu America Pulaski 898 1995 Japan
Curtis-Maruyasu Marion 600 1988 Japan
Toyotomi America Washington 505 1998 Japan
INOAC Group North America Washington 465 1991 Japan
Global Services Taylor 374 1999 United Kingdom
UGN Pulaski 332 2005 Japan/Switzerland
Murakami Manufacturing USA Taylor 245 2001 Japan
Florida Tile Anderson 220 1969 Italy
Meggit Aircraft Braking Systems Boyle 205 2006 United Kingdom
Maker’s Mark Distillery Marion 174 1953 Japan
Ingersoll-Rand Taylor 170 1969 Ireland
Wild Turkey Bourbon Anderson 158 1855 Italy
Fuel Total Systems Marion 151 2010 Japan
Denyo Manufacturing Boyle 150 1995 Japan
Montebello Packaging Marion 145 1999 Canada
Honeywell Intelligrated Inc Boyle 138 1974 United Kingdom
YKK USA Anderson 122 1955 Japan
Toyota Boshoku Kentucky LLC Mercer 115 1988 Japan

Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Business & Industry Database

Recent FDI Location and Expansion Projects in Kentucky Crossroads (by investment)

Company County Date Jobs Investment Country
Toyotetsu America Pulaski 2016 100 $62.9M Japan
Toyotomi America Washington 2016/2017 54 $35.7m Japan
Maker’s Mark Distillery Marion 2018 5 $31.2M Japan
TG Kentucky Marion 2017 N/A $13.3M Japan
UGN Pulaski 2016 32 $13M Japan
Denyo Manufacturing Boyle 2016/2017 50 $12M Japan
Wild Turkey Distillery Anderson 2016/2017 N/A $7.1M Japan
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Boyle 2017 28 $5.5M United Kingdom
Murakami Manufacturing USA Taylor 2017 20 $2.7M Japan
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Mercer 2017 31 $2M Japan
Canton Wood Products Marion 2016 N/A $500K France
Fuel Total Systems Marion 2018 37 $N/A Japan

Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s New and Expanding Industry Database