Logan Aluminum started operations in Logan County Kentucky in 1985. Logan Aluminum is a joint venture with 2 shareholders; Novelis Corporation and Tri-Arrows Aluminum Corporation. Physically located near Russellville, Kentucky, Logan Aluminum is a leading manufacturer of flat rolled aluminum sheet, primarily for use in the beverage can market. At Logan Aluminum, we use the latest technology, but it is the commitment of ‘every individual, every team, every day’ to improve and advance in concert with our unique team-based work system that has propelled us to a leadership position in the industry.
Emerson started operations in Russellville, Kentucky in 1961. Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
Champion Petfoods built a new kitchen in Auburn, Kentucky in 2015. United with our Canadian Champion family in Alberta and Ontario, Auburn is Champion’s third kitchen. Many of the world’s most successful companies have discovered that Kentucky, land of the thoroughbred, is a great place to build their business. Champion agrees. Kentucky is the perfect location to prepare our Biologically Appropriate™ dog and cat foods.
“The agricultural heritage and proximity to ranches and farms make locating to western Kentucky an excellent choice,” said Champion Petfoods President and CEO, Frank Burdzy. “We are very pleased that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is partnered with us to grow our Biologically Appropriate mandate.” “Our new custom fitted kitchens will advance our Biologically Appropriate and Fresh Regional Ingredient foods,” said Burdzy. “We’re going to install the best technology available to prepare a unique variety of innovative foods reflecting the Kentucky region.”
Rural Kentucky provides Champion access to local farmers and growers, allowing the opportunity to feature a diversity of Fresh Regional Ingredients in its foods. “You can be regional anywhere in the world and Kentucky has a great local food culture,” said Champion Petfoods Chief Brand Officer, Peter Muhlenfeld. “Access to new farmers, growers and producers creates opportunity to feature a diversity of Fresh Regional Ingredients in our ACANA and ORIJEN dog and cat foods.”
Champion’s Canadian kitchens will focus on supplying the pet specialty market in Canada, Europe and Asia, while the new Kentucky kitchens will supply the growing pet specialty market in the USA. As with Champion’s Morinville Kitchens, the new Kentucky kitchens will only make ACANA and ORIJEN brands exclusively – no private label foods.
Rane Precision Die Casting, based in Russellville, Kentucky, is a leading supplier of high-quality, lightweight aluminum die castings to the North American automotive market. The Company, founded in 1956, excels in producing complex, thin-walled, low porosity, high-pressure aluminum die castings, a product niche for which there is limited available industry capacity. The Company provides a comprehensive portfolio of aluminum die cast solutions for steering and compressor components, pumps and valve housings.
Rane, based in Chennai, India, is a global manufacturer of steering and suspension linkages, steering gears and high-precision aluminum die cast products for the transportation industry. PDC represents Rane’s first investment in North America, an important milestone in Rane’s strategic initiative to meet the global sourcing needs of its automotive customers.
Ventra Plastics Russellville first established in 1992 announced an expansion in 2011 to its Logan County facility. Established in 1992, the injection molding manufacturer added 25 employees to its current employment base of 230 people and invested nearly $3.4 million.
“Once again, Kentucky is seeing the ripple effect of economic development with the expansion of Ventra Plastics in Logan County,” said Gov. Beshear. “Thanks to the launch of the next generation Ford Escape at the Louisville Assembly Plant, Kentucky automotive suppliers like Ventra Plastics Russellville can also grow, creating new jobs and investment in the state. The Commonwealth is happy to play a role in supporting this economic growth.”
Ventra Plastics produces interior and exterior parts for the automotive industry, including accelerator pedal stops, fenders, front grill covers, tailgate liners and more. The expansion will entail replacing equipment, increasing efficiencies of existing equipment, as well as adding new technology to enhance production processes. The project will accommodate new business growth from existing customers both in Kentucky and out of state. Ventra Plastics’ customer base includes Ford, Toyota, Honda, Chevy and other original equipment manufacturers.
Carpenter Co. established our Russellville, Kentucky plant in 1970. It has been expanded several times since. Carpenter Co. is the world’s largest producer of comfort cushioning products. We may not be well recognized but you come in contact with our products every day. We help make your carpet cushier, your furniture cozier, and your bedding more plusher. We bring comfort to your life.®
Our guiding principles of continuous improvement, innovation, customer service and integrity are as important now as they were at our founding in 1948. Our commitment to these principles drives everything we do, every day, for every customer, and has made Carpenter Co. a worldwide leader in our industry, the industries we serve, and the products we deliver.