Historical Timeline of Marion County Industries
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.
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.
Maker’s Mark Distillery was established in Marion County’s town of Loretto in 1953 through the purchasing of a $65,000 abandoned distillery.
Originally Bourbon Cooperage and then Marion Cooperage, the name change to Kentucky Cooperage was made permanent in 1983.
Lebanon Power & Apparatus was founded in 1963 in Lebanon. In 2015, Lebanon Power & Apparatus expanded again into their 50,000 square foot facility.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 1979, Central Kentucky Cabinets & Woodworking specializes in custom wood cabinets.
Since 1981, Hilpp Construction Inc. has worked on commercial, industrial, and office buildings in Central Kentucky.
Canton Cooperage relocated their headquarters from Canton, Ohio to Lebanon, Kentucky in 1983 because of the supply of white oak and experienced craftsmen
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.
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 (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.
Opened in 1986, Shuffett Machine Shop is based out of an 11,000 square foot facility in Lebanon.
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.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, American Wood Fibers (AWF) expanded to Lebanon and purchased a 12-acre property in 1990.
Haydon Materials has owned a quarry in Lebanon since 1989 among several other locations in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nukem Graphics has been providing sign products and services to Central Kentucky since 1999.
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 was created in 2001 to fill the need for a transportation company in the Lebanon area.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2015, Pro Tech has been providing metal fabrication out of Raywick, Kentucky.
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.
Representative of $130 million investment, the new Diageo Lebanon Distillery is expected to be fully operational in 2021.