U.S. Bank plans to bring more than 50 new jobs to Bowling Green over the next several months as part of the company’s plans to renovate and expand its Bowling Green operations center. The expansion will bring the total number of U.S. Bank operations center employees in Bowling Green to nearly 170. U.S. Bank also has 130 employees at 15 area branch offices. “We selected Bowling Green to grow our mortgage loan, servicing and production call center because we were excited and impressed with the labor quality in this community, and we expect to draw top-rate job applicants from the community, including graduates of Western Kentucky University,” said Dan Prather, senior vice president of U.S. Bank Home Mortgage.
The (Bowling Green) Daily News reports that Trace Die Cast, a Bowling Green company that supplies auto parts for Ford and General Motors, is now operating with a full staff after having to lay off approximately half its employees in 2009. Trace Die Cast President Chris Guthrie told The Daily News that the federal Cash for Clunkers program made a significant difference in the company’s operations: The program resulted in many auto dealers depleting their inventory, which prompted them to order new vehicles. By the end of 2009, Trace Die Cast was operating at 100 percent production with a full complement of 452 people.