FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4100 Charlestown Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC, Announces Proposed Plan for New Facility at Bridgeport Business Center in Jeffersonville
Jeffersonville, Ind. (February 28, 2018) — One Southern Indiana (1si), the state-recognized local economic development organization and chamber of commerce for Clark and Floyd counties, Ind., is pleased to announce representatives from Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC, will appear this evening before the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission and outline their proposed plan for the construction of a new facility. Company leaders are considering a 200,000-square-foot building, within the Bridgeport Business Center at 1220 Bridgeport Drive.
Bluegrass Supply Chain Services is a third-party logistics provider based in Bowling Green, Ky. The proposed construction project will create a new warehouse space with offices that will serve clients in the areas of value-added warehousing, sequencing, kitting, and transportation management. The company will retain 14 employees currently employed in Jeffersonville and plans to hire another 70 before the end of 2020.
“This expansion will help ensure Bluegrass Supply Chain Services continues to grow in Southern Indiana,” according to John Higgins, president of Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC. “Our company has received great support from the residents and City of Jeffersonville, One Southern Indiana, the IEDC and Koetter Construction, who is handling our project, and we appreciate their confidence in our success.”
The company is requesting a tax abatement for its qualifying capital investment. The company plans to invest $9.7 million in the project through 2021. If approved, the tax abatement will allow the company to phase-in its property taxes associated with this project.
“The City of Jeffersonville is excited to be considered for Bluegrass Supply Chain Services’ new project,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “For the past three years, they have been recognized by INC Magazine on the annual INC 5000 listing of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. For Jeffersonville to be the community where this growth continues is both exciting and indicative of the great foundation we have for success.”
Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of 1si, said, “One Southern Indiana is pleased that Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC, has expressed a desire to expand in Jeffersonville with the possible construction of a new facility and employment of 70 new personnel. We continue to see interest in Southern Indiana as a favored location to grow current business, as well as launch new ventures. With the many logistical amenities offered in Southern Indiana, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services has great potential here and we congratulate them on their past success, current growth and look forward to helping them attain their future goals.”
Barring the unforeseen, the company would like to begin hiring January 2, for the estimated construction completion date of February 1, 2019. Those interested in applying for positions should contact Lyndsey Grider at 270-282-2211.
About Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC:
Bluegrass Supply Chain Services is a third-party logistics provider based in Bowling Green, Ky. Founded in 2002, the company strives to deliver innovative solutions to make their customers and supply chains better.
Serving primarily automotive and food manufacturing companies, Bluegrass provides value added warehousing, cross docking, ecommerce fulfillment, light assembly, engineering, and quality support services over a four-state region. Their sister company, Bluegrass Dedicated operates a fleet of 70 tractors to provide asset-based transportation services to customers throughout the country. In addition, Bluegrass Dedicated provides Air, Expedite, Intermodal, and Less than Truck Load freight management to customers throughout North America utilizing our extensive network of partner carriers.
For the past three years, Bluegrass Supply Chain and Bluegrass Dedicated have been recognized by INC Magazine on the annual INC 5000 listing of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. For more information, visit: www.bluegrass-scs.com
About One Southern Indiana:
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area.
Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; and Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in the initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business-friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. For more information, visit: www.1si.org