HeathCo Selects Bowling Green as Corporate Headquarters Location
Gaelen Bell, Corporation Account Supervisor
Communications and Public Policy Director Nick Fuhrman
Bowling Green, KY (March 19, 2008) - HeathCo Corporation announces its decision to establish a new corporate headquarters location in Bowling Green, Ky., creating more than 15 new jobs. Offering a broad selection of specialty electrical products under the Heath Zenith(r) brand, HeathCo will utilize a new 22,000 square-foot facility, located at the Western Kentucky University Center for Research and Development (ICC), to continue to drive all facets of the business. Distribution activities remain in Manchester, Tennessee and Toronto, Canada.
HeathCo's future state-of-the-art facility will house the sales, marketing, customer service and technical support departments with additional space for engineering, finance, human resources and information technology groups. As a testament to HeathCo's dedication to new product development, more than 2,300 square feet of the facility has been designated for product research and development and more than 500 square feet for a certified UL lab.
"This new location within the research center and in proximity to Western Kentucky University's campus, perfectly positions HeathCo to continue to grow through product innovation and places us in a fast-paced, innovative environment," stated Keith Springs, president of HeathCo.
The presence of this corporation on the Western Kentucky University campus also yields many benefits to both the students and community.
"Being on campus gives us a connection to the students and, in conjunction with the administration, a chance to create opportunities for the brightest students to stay here in Bowling Green and jumpstart their careers," Springs added.
HeathCo, a Duchossois Industries Inc. portfolio company headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, offers a broad selection of specialty electrical products such as motion-activated lighting, door chimes, and wireless lighting controls sold in over 10,000 retail outlets worldwide including home centers, hardware stores, wholesale clubs and mass merchants.
Duchossois Industries, Inc. (www.duch.com) is a privately-held diversified operating company headquartered in Illinois, with interests in access control, advanced control and automation, venture capital, and gaming. The company employs over 6,000 people worldwide through its operating companies including The Chamberlain Group, AMX LLC, HeathCo LLC and Brivo Systems. Duchossois Industries, Inc. also holds a significant investment in Churchill Downs (CHDN).
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. 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. 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.