Market Review: Louisville is headquarters to some heavy hitters

Friendly, competitive business climate welcomes many headquarters

By The Lane Report

Since 1945 Office Resources Inc. (ORI), headquartered in Louisville, is a full-service office furniture dealership serving companies all over Kentucky. In 2018, it moved from downtown Louisville into a new headquarters in the city’s East End.

Heavy hitters in the corporate world like Humana, YUM! Brands, Brown-Forman, ResCare and many others call Greater Louisville home. Their staying power is proved time and time again, with examples like Humana’s constant innovation and attention to its markets at home and around the nation

market review coverWith the advantages of world-class multimodal logistical benefits, a low cost of doing business, an educated workforce, great quality of life and support from local government, the region is an ideal place to headquarter a business.

Companies headquartered in Louisville and beyond include:

AAF International

Filters, air and gas manufacturers;

Adam Matthews Inc.

Cheesecakes, Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel Cake;

Akebono Brake Corp., Elizabethtown

Brakes manufacturer;

American Fuji Seal, Bardstown


Apel International

Air filtration products;

Atria Senior Living Inc.

Facilities management;

Bachman Auto Group

Baptist Health

Healthcare management;

Brown-Forman Corp.

Distilled spirits;


Home health services;


On-demand digital printing;

Caldwell Tanks

Industrial storage tanks;


Health services;

Churchill Downs Inc.

Horse racing;

Clarendon Flavors

R&D, production of food flavorings;

Commonwealth Bank & Trust

Copper and Kings American Brandy Co.

Distillery, other alcoholic products;


Animal and human drugs and fine chemicals;

Elmcroft Senior Living

Farm Credit Mid-America

First Savings Financial Group, Clarksville, Ind.

Fives Intralogistics Corp.

Conveyor equipment;


Researches and creates beverages;

GE Appliances, a Haier company

Appliances manufacturer,

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Bardstown

Distilled spirits,

Heine Brothers’ Coffee


Health insurance;


Software company;

ISCO Industries

Global customized piping;

Kindred Healthcare

Limestone Bancorp

LJS Partners

Louisville Bedding Co.

Bedding manufacturer;

Louisville Ladder

Ladders distribution;

Louisville Paving & Construction

Lucina Health

Software development;

Magnolia Bancshares

Management Registry

Staffing service;

Miller Transportation

Bus charter;

Moby Dick Commissary Inc.

Restaurant supplies; commissary

N. Glantz & Sons

Sign supply wholesaler;

Norton Healthcare

Office Resources Inc.

Furniture wholesaler;


National oncology pharmacy,

Packaging Unlimited

Packaging and fulfillment;

Papa John’s International

Pizza franchise;

Republic Bancorp Inc

Safai Enterprises

Coffee roaster & distributor;

Samtec Inc., New Albany

Cables, connectors & electronic parts

Saint-Gobain Quartz USA

Quartz fibers for the aerospace industry; quartz

SGS International

Integrated packaging;

Stock Yards Bancorp

Stoneware & Co.

Dinnerware & stoneware;

Sypris Solutions

Electronic parts supplier;

Texas Roadhouse

Restaurant chain;

Thorntons Inc.

Fuel and convenience stores;

Turning Points Brands

Tobacco supplies company;

US WorldMeds


Yum! Brands

Parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill;

Zeon Chemicals

Synthetic rubber;

Zoeller Pump Co.

Waterworks equipment supplier;