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TAZ trucking announces $7.3 million expansion to Bowling Green facility, to add 57 new jobs

TAZ Trucking Inc. has announced plans for a $7.3 million investment in it’s Bowling Green facility expected to create as many as 57 new jobs.

“We are ready to grow with the Bowling Green community and increase our capacity to serve our current customers and new customers,” said Tahir Zukic, TAZ Trucking president. “We know this will assist in the access to transportation in South Central Kentucky and are excited to be part of the solution.”

TAZ Trucking leaders plan to add up to 30 new truck drivers and 27 support staff for the company’s administrative office and newly built machine shop. The new growth comes just six weeks after company and local leaders cut the ribbon on a previous expansion.

In 2017, the company invested nearly $10 million to purchase 53 acres and build a 30,000-square-foot machine shop and truck loading station. The investment also included a 20,000-square-foot office.

“Kentucky’s extraordinary logistics strength extends beyond our major shipping hubs in Northern Kentucky and Louisville,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “As evidenced by the rapid growth of TAZ Trucking, the commonwealth’s prime location provides a distinct advantage in shipping and distribution for communities across the state. Congratulations to a company that is truly on the move and to the Bowling Green region, where we continue to see remarkable progress and job creation.”

TAZ Trucking was co-founded in 2004 by Zukic and his wife, Amira, who relocated from war-torn Bosnia to the US by way of Germany in 2000. In 2003, Tahir acquired a truck to go into business for himself after attaining his CDL and driving for Nashville’s Western Express Trucking. The company has since grown from one truck, one trailer and one dispatcher to include 93 employees and more than 80 vehicles. Today, TAZ Trucking transports dry, non-hazardous goods to all 48 states in the continental US.

For more information on TAZ Trucking, visit www.TazTrucking.net.

From Governor’s Office

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