DAS Cos. Inc. has announced to open a new distribution center in Simpson County with an investment of $15 million. Moreover, the establishment of this distribution center is likely to create 100 full-time jobs in the area.

$15 million investment

DAS Cos. Inc. is a distributor of automotive supplies, travel gear and mobile electronics. Furthermore, DAS acquired 105,000-square-foot facility in the Henderson Interstate Industrial Park. They will now expand this to 200,000 square feet. Hence, they will use this expanded facility to distribute products to convenient stores, travel centers and electronics and specialty retailers. In addition, the new facility will also support a licensing agreement between the company and Cummins Inc. The partnership will help in distributing a variety of new-to-market products and allow DAS to build out its e-commerce strategy.

Gov. Beshear welcomed the investment

Gov. Andy Beshear congratulated the company while addressing a new conference. “Kentucky is a hub for the distribution and logistics industry, thanks to our ideal geographic location, skilled workforce and strong infrastructure.” Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement. Furthermore, CEO of DAS also expressed his views on the investment. “The Franklin location is a perfect fit for us, as it helps ensure that we will continue to be the best-in-class solution for our growing customer base and the logistical leader within the industry in transit times and fill rates.” CEO of DAS, David Abel said.

Employment opportunities

In addition, the latest investment and development of new distribution center will lead to creation of several employment opportunities. Initially, the logistics company has announced their plans to create 100 full-time jobs at Simpson County’s facility. However, there is no information regarding the nature of jobs and when will the company announce them. “Our state’s continued growth will rely on the continued success of distributors across the Commonwealth, such as DAS. I want to thank the company’s leaders for locating this project in Franklin and creating 100 quality job opportunities for our residents.” Gov. Beshear further added to his statement.

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