• In the last 5 years, nearly 6.2 million
    vehicles have been produced in Kentucky

  • The automotive industry employs nearly 100,000
    workers at over 500 establishments

  • 1,316,137 Kentucky-made vehicle
    were produced in 2016

  • $5.4 billion in Kentucky-made vehicles and
    parts were exported in 2016

  • Kentucky is the #1 vehicle-producing state
    per capita, and #3 overall

Current Members

Industry Members

Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers with a Kentucky operation and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

  • AGC Automotive Americas
  • Air Hydro Power, Inc.
  • Akebono Brake Corporation
  • Balluff Inc.
  • Bluegrass Supply Chain
  • Clarion Corporation of America
  • Dana Corporation
  • Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • EnovaPremier, LLC
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
  • Houston-Johnson Inc.
  • INOAC USA, Inc.
  • Magna International
  • Metalsa Light Vehicles USA
  • Mubea North America
  • North American Stainless
  • Robert Bosch Automotive Steering LLC
  • Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
  • Superior Battery Manufacturing
  • Thunder Manufacturing USA, Inc.
  • TMS Automotive, LLC
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
  • Toyotetsu North America
  • Toyotomi America Corp.
  • Trace Die Cast, Inc.

Affiliate Members

All other companies/firms providing services to the automotive industry.

  • Aaron Ammerman, UBS Financial Services
  • Abel Construction Company
  • ADP Inc.
  • Aerotek
  • AHI Corporate Housing
  • Amend Consulting
  • Atech Training
  • Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority
  • Bristol Group, Inc.
  • Car-Part.com
  • Can-Do National Tape
  • City of Somerset
  • Commerce Lexington
  • Craig Machinery & Design
  • Dean Dorton
  • Greg Coker, Capital Link Consultants
  • Harrodsburg/Mercer Co. Industrial Development Authority
  • EHD Technologies
  • Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation
  • Engenesys
  • English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP
  • Frost Brown Todd
  • H & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Hazard Perry County EDA
  • Igear Online LLC
  • IPAK, Inc.
  • Jamie Bundren, Madisonville-Hopkins Co. Economic Dev. Corp.
  • Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Kentuckians for Better Transportation
  • Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
  • Kentucky Speedway
  • Kyndle
  • Logan Economic Alliance for Development Inc. (LEAD)
  • Long Construction Management
  • MakeTime
  • Morehead Rowen County EDA
  • Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress
  • NKY Tri-ED
  • One East Kentucky
  • Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority
  • RACO Industries LLC
  • Revere Plastics Systems
  • Scott Murphy & Daniel, LLC
  • Springfield Washington County
  • SST- A Mid-Park company
  • Stites and Harbison
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Topy America Inc.
  • University of Louisville, JB Speed School of Engineering
  • UPS – Ohio Valley District
  • Van Meter Insurance
  • Vascor, Ltd.
  • Western Kentucky University

Allied Members

  • Can-Do National Tape
  • Douglas Grogg

Individual Members

  • Ken Elliott
  • Douglas Grogg
  • Joshua Holland
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Founding Partners
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