Historical Timeline of Marion County Industries

1935
Lebanon Oak Flooring

Lebanon Oak Flooring

Lebanon Oak Flooring was established in 1935 but has existed from the beginnings of the original sawmill in 1897 making them the oldest manufacturing company in Marion County.

1944
Spring View Hospital

Spring View Hospital

Spring View Hospital has been an integral part of the community since 1944. In 1994, they completed a $300,000 renovation of their nursing home and expanded to add on 30-50%. In 2003, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. bought Spring View Hospital for $15.5 million.

1953
Marker's Mark Bourbon

Marker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark Distillery was established in Marion County’s town of Loretto in 1953 through the purchasing of a $65,000 abandoned distillery.

1960

Kentucky Cooperage

Originally Bourbon Cooperage and then Marion Cooperage, the name change to Kentucky Cooperage was made permanent in 1983.

1963

Lebanon Power & Apparatus Covington Electric

Lebanon Power & Apparatus was founded in 1963 in Lebanon. In 2015, Lebanon Power & Apparatus expanded again into their 50,000 square foot facility.

1965
Alutrim Aluminum

Alutrim

Arriving in Lebanon in 1965 as Angell-Demmel Manufacturing, Alutrim purchased Angel-Demmel in 2015 and is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer of metal labels and nameplated in the United States.

1970

Central Kentucky Tool & Engineering

Prior to 1989, Central Kentucky Tool and Engineering (CKT) expanded their original facility 5 times. In 1989, CKT purchased 11 acres in Lebanon to expand into their second, 20,000 square foot facility.

1976

Isaac Tatum Construction

Isaac Tatum Construction (ITC) has been in operation in Lebanon since 1976. Originally focused on residential construction, ITC has gradually expanded to work on commercial projects.

1979

Central Kentucky Cabinets & Woodworking

Established in 1979, Central Kentucky Cabinets & Woodworking specializes in custom wood cabinets.

1981
Hilpp Construction

Hilpp Construction Inc.

Since 1981, Hilpp Construction Inc. has worked on commercial, industrial, and office buildings in Central Kentucky.

1983
Canton Cooperage

Canton Cooperage

Canton Cooperage relocated their headquarters from Canton, Ohio to Lebanon, Kentucky in 1983 because of the supply of white oak and experienced craftsmen

1984
Curtis Maruyasu

Curtis Maruyasu America, Inc.

Our oldest automotive manufacturer in Lebanon, Curtis Maruyasu America, Inc. (CMA), has expanded from their original facility several times since 1984 including purchasing an additional 11 acres adjacent to their original site in 1995.

1986

Mainstream Fabrication & Packaging

Mainstream Packaging was established in 1986. Mainstream Packaging specializes in steel-returnable containers, material handling carts, and sheet metal fabrications and welding using mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Plastic Products Company

Plastics Products Company (PPC)

Plastic Products Company (PPC) is based out of Minnesota but has been in business in Lebanon since 1986. PPC specializes in custom thermoplastic, metal, and ceramic injection molding for automotive and appliance industries.

Shuffett Machine Company

Shuffett Machine Shop

Opened in 1986, Shuffett Machine Shop is based out of an 11,000 square foot facility in Lebanon.

1988
Hendrickson

Hendrickson Truck Systems

Hendrickson located to Lebanon in 1998 making a $5.6 million investment into a 54,000-square-foot facility. Later in 2005, they added 30,000 more square feet to their existing site.

1989
American Wood Fibers

American Wood Fibers

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, American Wood Fibers (AWF) expanded to Lebanon and purchased a 12-acre property in 1990.

Haydon Materials

Haydon Materials Lebanon

Haydon Materials has owned a quarry in Lebanon since 1989 among several other locations in the area.

1990
ATI Forge

ATI Portland Forge

ATI Portland Forge is a subsidiary of ATI and began production in Marion County in 1990. ATI is one of a small group of U.S. forging companies producing heavy truck forged pistons.

1995

Engineered Plastic Components (EPC)

Previously Worthington Plastic Components and Wilbert Plastic Services, Engineered Plastic Components (EPC) opened in 1995. In 1994, a 150,000 square foot facility was purchased representing a $12 million investment and later expanded to 300,000 square feet.

1997
Bell Machine

Bell Machine

Bell Machine was established in 1995. With over 70 years of combined experience, Bell Machine has a variety of backgrounds in tooling, gauges, welding, engineering, and manufacturing.

Toyoda Gosei – TG Kentucky

Toyoda Gosei – TG Kentucky

Established in 1997, TG Kentucky purchased a 430,000-square-foot facility which was a $65 million investment by the Japan-based Toyoda Gosei. TG Kentucky is set to continue an $8.2 million expansion project that will increase the facility by 18,000 square feet.

1998

Montebello Packaging

Montebello Packaging has been operating in Lebanon since 1998. Montebello Packaging produces collapsible aluminum and laminate tubs, ink markers, aluminum aerosols, and all-plastic tubes.

1999
Nukem Graohics

Nukem Graphics

Nukem Graphics has been providing sign products and services to Central Kentucky since 1999.

2001

NSU Corporation

NSU Corporation purchased a 90,000-square-foot building in Lebanon in 2001, later expanding their existing facility by 26,000 square feet and again in 2004 by 60,000 square feet for $3 million

On Time Courier

On Time Courier

On Time Courier was created in 2001 to fill the need for a transportation company in the Lebanon area.

2003
Toyota Boshoku in Lebanon Kentucky

Toyota Boshoku Manufacturing Kentucky (TBKY)

Toyota Boshoku Kentucky, LLC. (TBKY) purchased 18.5 acres of land and a 60,000-square-foot building in 2003 to produce vehicle components for a variety of customers including Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors.

U.S. Chita Co., Ltd.

U.S. Chita Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture between Chita Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Neturen USA in 2003. U.S. Chita manufactures and sells wire springs and thin leaf springs in a 60,000-square-foot plant in Lebanon.

Hampton Inn and Suites

Hampton Inn

Opened in 2003, Hampton Inn has 58 air-conditioned rooms and features a total of 1,212 square feet of event space with their largest room being 900 square feet.

2005
Komatsu Mining Equipment

Komatsu Mining

In 2005, Komatsu Mining, previously Joy Mining Machinery, purchased $750,000 of land and an 88,000-square-foot facility that turned into a $7.1 million investment.

2008

Fuel Total Systems Kentucky Corporation

Fuel Total Systems (FTS) expanded to Lebanon in 2008. Their facility was completed in 2010. Fuel Total Systems manufactures fuel tanks for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Toyota Avalon, Tacoma, and Lexus ES.

2010
Limestone Branch Distillery

Limestone Branch Distillery

Limestone Branch Distillery was established in 2010, but the owners, Steve and Paul Beam, have a family history of distilling in Kentucky that goes back to 1795.

R.L. Schreiber

R. L. Schreiber

Florida-based R.L. Schreiber Inc. expanded to Lebanon in 2011. A family-owned and operated spice blending business, they produce food bases, spices, seasoning blends, and more.

2011

Pacific Die Cut Industries (PDCI)

Beginning in a 30,000-square-foot facility in 2011, Pacific Die Cut Industries (PDCI) Automotive LLC. later expanded into a freshly built 60,000-square-foot facility.

2014
Central Kentucky Grain

Central Kentucky Grain (CKG)

Central Kentucky Grain (CKG) was established in 2014 and partnered with Superior Ag in 2019. CKG specializes in short term grain storage systems and underwent an expansion in 2019 that raised storage capacity of 320,000 bushels by an extra 160,000 bushels.

2015

Pro Tech

Since 2015, Pro Tech has been providing metal fabrication out of Raywick, Kentucky.

2016
Jesters Winery

Jesters Winery and Café

A subsidiary of Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery, Jesters Winery and Café was opened in 2016 and is conveniently located less than 4 minutes from Maker’s Mark Distillery and 12 minutes from Limestone Branch Distillery.

2019
Diageo Lebanon Distillery

Diageo Distillery

Representative of $130 million investment, the new Diageo Lebanon Distillery is expected to be fully operational in 2021.