GPED Announces Millwork Products Expansion
June 16, 2021
Greater Paducah Economic Development is pleased to announce Millwork Products, LLC is expanding its operations in Paducah, KY.
Starting from its original location in 1945 as Bass & Company, Millwork Products, LLC has become one of the region’s largest wholesale distributers of pre-hung doors and millwork. Along with its subsidiary Jenkins Millwork, LLC located in Wilkesboro, NC, the two operations cover a nine-state market area and currently employ 157 people.
Millwork Products, Paducah location currently operates in a 95,000 square foot facility utilizing 34,000 square feet for office and production space and 61,000 square feet for warehousing material and additional mill production.
Robert K. Allen, President of Millwork Products stated, “The continued growth of sales in the markets we service has really put a strain on warehousing space and our ability to increase production to keep pace with our customers’ demand for our products”. To solve these growth issues, the company is investing $1.5 million in a new 33,000 square foot building to house an additional production line and additional warehousing space. Construction of the new facility is anticipated to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. Total expansion investment will approximate $2 million and is anticipated to have a recurring $4.1 million annual economic impact on the local economy.
Mr. Allen stated, “the company has partnered with Greater Paducah Economic Development (GPED), and the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) Program to make the expansion happen.” Under this agreement the new expansion should increase employment by 15 new Kentucky full-time employees.
Mr. Allen said, “We would like to thank GPED, the Kentucky Cabinet of Economic Development, and the City of Paducah for all the assistance in pointing us in the right direction with all aspects of this project and helping us along the way. This is the 4th time we have expanded our company in the Paducah area. We are committed to this community and we take pride in our people, products, and the services we provide. We want to continue to grow our markets in the areas we service, along with the local economies. We have good paying jobs available and we encourage people to join our team.”
For additional information contact Bruce Wilcox at 270-210-7392.