Pan-Oston plans $3.15 million expansion in Bowling Green; 30 new jobs

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Pan-Oston announced Tuesday plans for its expansion in Bowling Green, purchasing the Dominion 2 building located on Jody Richards Drive. This project will bring $3.15 million in capital investment and create approximately 30 new jobs.

Since 1968, Pan-Oston has grown to become an industry leader in retail technology solutions, checkout lanes and retail fixtures. The demand for their technology related products for grocery, convenience and retail stores led to the purchase of their distribution and consolidation center. At this facility, units are staged, assembled, integrated, populated and shipped. These products range from self-checkout lanes, kiosks, produce weigh stations, technology display tables, convertible lanes and more.

“This year we celebrated our 50th year of business, and it gives us great pride to be heading into the next decade with one of the strongest seasons of growth we’ve ever experienced. It is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our valued employees, as well as the support of our owners, Houchens Industries,” stated Jim Vance, Pan-Oston’s president.

In 2017, Pan-Oston invested $5 million, creating 15 new jobs at the Kentucky Transpark and celebrated its one-millionth customer order. Pan-Osten was honored at the chamber’s annual Targeted Business and Industry Awards banquet for this project.

“We are very proud that a company as unique as Pan-Oston has continued to grow. They are a leader in a growing industry and we look forward to more development in the future,” stated Warren County judge-executive Mike Buchanon.

“Bowling Green’s economy is flourishing and it’s because of companies like Pan-Oston continuing to grow. We are excited for their plan to create 20 new technology integration lines and 30 new jobs,” shared Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.

“We are delighted to have a successful company like Pan-Oston further their operations in Bowling Green,” said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. “Pan-Oston has expanded three times since locating to Warren County, their new and continued advancements will add to the overall economic impact we’ve seen in 2018.”

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed 18 total economic development projects, and announced 15 with a total investment of $140 million creating 526 new jobs for 2018. Bowling Green was recently recognized by Site Selection magazine as a top tier-2 metropolitan area in the United States and was ranked among the top 20 for 2018’s ‘Best Small Cities to Start a Business’ by Wallethub.com.


Lane One-on-One with Bowling Green Chamber CEO Ron Bunch

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