Cannon Automotive Solutions Inc. has opened a new 59,500-s.f. manufacturing plant in Bowling Green’s Kentucky Transpark that is expected to create 100 full-time jobs within the first five years of operations.
The facility will manufacture individual component stampings for frames to be installed in the 2009 next-generation Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Ronald Truant, vice president of Cannon’s parent company, The Electromac Group, said Bowling Green’s location along the I-65 corridor was a major factor in the company’s decision to locate there.
“The geographic location of Bowling Green provides convenient access to our customers in the central and southern states and is close enough for effective oversight by our management and engineering teams in southwestern Ontario,” Truant said.
Cannon is the second manufacturing company to locate at the Kentucky Transpark in the past year; American Howa Kentucky Inc. celebrated its grand opening in March. According to data interpolated by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Cannon will produce a total economic impact of more than $2.6 million each year in terms of direct, supplier and consumer revenues.