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Kentucky-Based E-Commerce Supplier Expanding to Bowling Green

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A new manufacturer is coming to Bowling Green and creating 200 jobs.  Material Handling Systems, based in Bullitt County, is expanding its operations by adding a new facility in the Kentucky Transpark. 

MHS produces conveyor systems for companies, including UPS, FedEx, and Wayfair. In a virtual news conference on Thursday, CEO Scott McReynolds said Bowling Green is a good fit for the company.

“Of course, the access to major transportation routes, proximity to our other operations, and it’s a growing population center with a strong workforce and a great quality of life for our employees," McReynolds said.

Material Handling Systems is investing $7.6 million in the Warren County facility.  The company will be looking to hire welders, machine operators, engineers, and leadership positions with an average compensation of $22.50 an hour.

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky’s distribution and logistics sector, and the industries that support it, have been key in helping the state weather the storm of the past ten months. 

"MHS' announcement today, I think, is just one more sign that we're going to be poised, when we defeat COVID in 2021, to sprint out of this pandemic and not to stumble," Beshear said.

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Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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