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DAS Distribution Center to invest $15 million in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Ky. — DAS Cos. Inc., a distributor of automotive supplies, travel gear and mobile electronics, announces the company’s new distribution center in Simpson County, which is creating 100 full-time jobs with a $15 million investment.

Leaders at DAS recently acquired a 105,000-square-foot facility in the Henderson Interstate Industrial Park that will be expanded to 200,000 square feet to distribute products to convenience stores, travel centers and electronics and specialty retailers. The new location also will support a licensing agreement between the company and Cummins Inc. to distribute a variety of new-to-market products and allow DAS to build out its e-commerce strategy.

“The Franklin location is a perfect fit for us, as it helps ensure that we will continue to be the best-in-class solution for our growing customer base and the logistical leader within the industry in transit times and fill rates,” said David Abel, president and CEO of DAS.

DAS, a full-service marketing and supply chain portfolio company, distributes more than 12,000 products, with over 800,000 square feet of warehouse space across operations in four states. The company designs, imports and distributes truck and automotive supplies, travel gear and mobile electronics through a series of partnerships, which include travel centers, convenience stores, heavy-duty trucking, electronics and specialty retailers.

Kentucky has posted new record low unemployment rates for three consecutive months, falling from 3.9% in April to 3.8% in May and 3.7% in June.

In July, the Governor reported the highest annual growth rate in 31 years. And for the second year in a row, Kentucky’s General Fund budget surplus has exceeded $1 billion. Also in July, Gov. Beshear reported that the state’s Rainy Day fund is up to a record balance of $2.7 billion, significantly higher than the $129 million balance the fund had when the Governor took office.

For more information on DAS Companies, visit DASinc.com.

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