CHEP Brings 46 New Jobs to South Central Kentucky Contact:
Jessica M.L. Thompson, Communications Director
BOWLING GREEN, KY (November 4, 2009) - A new business will soon be occupying an existing building at the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park, bringing with it 46 new jobs to the region, says the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.
"We're pleased to announce that CHEP has made a multi-million dollar investment in locating its new operations in the former PFI building," said Todd Davis, 2009 Chamber chairman. "With its third-party provider, CLM Pallet Recycling, having already completed its hiring process, we're excited to watch this business grow and flourish in Bowling Green."
CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services and serves many of the world's largest companies. The company issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 300 million pallets and containers from a global network of service centers, handling pallet and container supply chain logistics for customers in the consumer goods, produce, meat, home improvement, beverage, raw materials, petro-chemical and automotive industries.
CLM Pallet Recycling, which will operate CHEP's Bowling Green location, is a full-service pallet recycling company with corporate offices located in Indianapolis, Ind. The company currently operates eight plants throughout the Midwestern United States.
"The Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority is proud to welcome CHEP to our region," said Doug Gorman, chairman of the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority, the organization that owns the CHEP-occupied building. "We're thrilled that this company will be bringing more jobs to the region."
"It's always a great day in Bowling Green when we're able to announce that more jobs are coming to our community," said Mayor Elaine Walker. "We're thankful that CHEP has decided to locate its facility here."
Judge Executive Michael Buchanon agreed, "We welcome CHEP into our community, and we thank them for making the decision to invest in South Central Kentucky."
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of CommerceIncorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the 2009 Chamber of the Year, as named by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As one of only 336 chambers nationwide to be accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.