BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — B&R Electrical Inc., an electrical contractor, is investing $2.5 million in building a new headquarters and related facilities in Bowling Green.
B&R Electrical’s primary services are in manufacturing, including design-build, maintenance and component relocation. Additionally, they have extended their services into healthcare, logistics, warehousing and wastewater treatment facilities.
They currently employ 58, but seasonally can reach 100 employees. This new location will enable them to continue growing.
The company purchased Lot 13-2 in the Transpark to facilitate its expansion. The 6.76-acre lot on Prosperity Drive includes a 41,000 s.f. graded pad that was completed in 2019. B&R will construct a 16,000-s.f. materials warehouse, a 6,000-s.f. office building and 8,000 s.f. warehouse on the site. Once complete, the property will be able to house over 100 employees.
“We are excited to be a part of the Kentucky Transpark’s continued growth,” said Jeff Miller, owner of B&R Electrical. “With several of our customers already located in the park it is the ideal location of our new headquarters.”
“B&R Electrical has a reputation for excellence that has led to jobs throughout the United States and the world. Out of all the locations they serve, the company has chosen to grow in Bowling Green. We are honored that they have done so,” said Mayor Bruce Wilkerson.
The company has performed work in 29 U.S. states, along with China, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. “For a company with a national and international footprint, Warren County offers tremendous advantages. Our workforce is diverse, with over 85 languages spoken here. When combined with our central location, our community continues to succeed as a top choice for companies like B&R Electrical,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon.
B&R Electrical will join a strong ecosystem of growing companies located within the Transpark. Bowling Green and Warren County have invested heavily in product and infrastructure to prepare for growth within the Transpark and the broader community.
“B&R Electrical purchased a lot where the building pad had already been graded. We are investing in these types of improvements to make it easier for companies to choose Bowling Green and to move their construction projects forward quickly once they do,” said Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ron Bunch.
Since 2011, there have been more than 1,500 new jobs announced in the Transpark thanks to companies investing $838.6 million into their facilities.
Year to date in 2020, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed two economic development projects totaling $150.3 million in capital investment and generating 141 new jobs for 2020.
Bowling Green was recently recognized by Site Selection magazine as a top tier-2 metropolitan area in the United States (marketing the 7th consecutive year being nationally ranked) and was ranked among the top 20 for 2018’s ‘Best Small Cities to Start a Business’ by Wallethub.com.