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HVAC Distributing to create 175 jobs with second location planned for Hickory in Graves County


Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced HVAC Distributing LLC plans to create 175 full-time jobs in Graves County as it purchases a speculative building for a second location in the Hickory Industrial Park.

“While navigating the pandemic’s challenges, we continue working to help companies create jobs for the future of Kentucky and our residents,” Gov. Beshear said. “Growth of companies like HVAC Distributing serve as a reminder of the commonwealth’s ability to support a range of industries, which are crucial in securing the state’s long-term economic future. I want to thank HVAC Distributing for its commitment to the commonwealth and the workforce in Graves County and the surrounding region.”

HVAC Distributing’s $7 million investment will purchase and outfit the 100,000-square-foot spec building on CenTech Drive in Hickory. The new location will accommodate recent and anticipated market growth. The building’s proximity to the company’s current operations in a 113,000-square-foot facility on Remington Way will allow HVAC Distributing to better manage its growing inventory, improve shipping speed and reduce operating costs.

“We are truly thankful for this opportunity that allows us to adapt quickly to growing market demand across our industry,” said Jason Ingram, managing member of HVAC Distributing.

Founded in Hickory in 2013, HVAC Distributing currently employs approximately 100 people. The family-owned business provides logistics support to its sister company Ingram’s Water & Air Equipment. In the past seven years, it has grown to diversify its inventory, expand capacity and boost employment. Currently, the company distributes products throughout the U.S. for recognizable and rapidly growing brands including MRCOOL and GeoCool, among others.

HVAC Distributing is part of Kentucky’s expansive logistics and distribution industry, which includes more than 540 facilities statewide employing nearly 75,000 people.

For more information on HVAC Distributing, visit HVAC-distributing.com. For more information on MRCOOL and GeoCool, visit www.mrcool.com.

From Governor’s Office


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