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Bowling Green Metalforming announces $14 million expansion to Warren County facility

Bowling Green Metalforming LLC, a Canadian-owned automotive parts manufacturer, plans its sixth expansion since 2004, a $14.2 million investment set to create 27 new jobs in Warren County.

“Bowling Green Metalforming is pleased to have worked closely with Gov. (Matt) Bevin, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce on its planned investment project,” said Keith Gameson, BGM general manager. “This project will benefit BGM’s manufacturing process by expanding its capabilities at its existing facility.”

The project includes extensive modifications to BGM’s more than 1 million-square-foot building in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green to install a new 3,000-ton press. The company was the industrial park’s first tenant and now ranks among south-central Kentucky’s largest corporate employers, with more than 1,600 employees.

“Congratulations to Bowling Green Metalforming, which is launching yet another exciting expansion project,” said Gov. Bevin. “BGM is a key contributor to Kentucky’s booming automotive industry, and the company has been integral in establishing south central Kentucky as a vibrant manufacturing hub. BGM’s drive to succeed is impressive and we look forward to seeing what the future holds as they further expand their operations. We are grateful for their continued confidence and investment in our state.”

BGM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magna International, a premier automotive parts manufacturer with more than 350 facilities in 28 countries. Magna International employs more than 172,000 people globally. In Bowling Green, BGM specializes in manufacturing truck frame assemblies, engine cradles and suspension links.

For more information on Bowling Green Metalforming and Magna International, visit www.magna.com.

From Governor’s Office

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