ATLAS ‘Breaks Ground’ for Worldwide FIELD MACHINING Headquarters
HARDINSBURG, KY (October 25, 2022) – Atlas Machine and Supply’s Field Machining division is constructing a new 32,500-square-foot facility in Hardinsburg, KY to serve as headquarters for its globally expanding on-site services. Atlas Machine is investing nearly $3.5 million to build the facility in the community’s Breckinridge County Industrial Park. The location will serve as a home base for the machinists, welders, metrologists, and engineers who perform on-site industrial repairs for manufacturers across the United States and around the world. Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear joined the company’s Field Machining team, other Atlas employees, and community leaders at the industrial park to celebrate the new construction. He noted the project will create 100 well-paying jobs when fully developed. “Atlas has been doing business in the commonwealth for over 100 years, and today’s groundbreaking ceremony is an exciting next step for this company and community,” said Governor Beshear. “I am thrilled to be here today to celebrate this exciting investment and want to thank Atlas’ leadership for believing in what Kentucky has to offer.” Richie Gimmel, president of Atlas Machine and Supply, said the company is excited to take the next step in expanding its Field Machining services. He also was quick to credit the company’s skilled workers for their role in making the new facility possible. “I am forever grateful for the employees at Atlas,” said Gimmel. “Because of their skills and dedication, we are able to build a headquarters for our Field Machining Division in Breckinridge County.” Strengthens partnership with area’s Technology Center The Breckinridge County Area Technology Center, where a reception was held following the ceremony, is an important partner in Atlas’ decision to base its Field Machining services in the county. Graduates of the Tech Center have long been a source for providing the company with the next generation of skilled workers. The company expects that relationship to grow even more in the future.
------------ More about Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. - Atlas is a 115-year-old, family-owned business based in the Jefferson Riverport in Louisville, Kentucky. The fourth-generation company designs, repairs, and remanufactures complex equipment and components for industry and municipalities. Atlas Machine and Supply also is a leading supplier of industrial air compressors, and related products and has a full-service department for compressed air. Atlas has seven additional locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. For more information about the company and its services, go to www.atlasmachine.com. More about the Breckinridge County Industrial Park - The Industrial Park is owned and operated by the Breckinridge County Industrial Authority and Development Corporation. The park was founded in 1979 by a group of local business leaders who wanted to encourage further development in Breckinridge County. Located just outside of downtown Hardinsburg, the park initially consisted of 50 acres. Atlas will be the first company to construct a facility within a new 45-acre addition to the park that was purchased in 2019. This project has also enabled the Breckinridge County Fiscal Court and the City of Hardinsburg to invest in infrastructure improvements that will facilitate the recruitment of other industries to the new section.