The Ebonite bowling ball factory in Hopkinsville could add 12 to 15 jobs to its facility following the acquisition of a bowling pin manufacturer.

Ebonite International CEO Randy Schickert announced the expansion of the Hopkinsville facility, off West Seventh Street, on Tuesday.

The company has 260 employees worldwide.

Schickert said Ebonite has purchased Diamond Duramid Bowling Pins and will be moving the company’s production from Mexico to Ebonite International’s manufacturing facility in Hopkinsville.

The company also plans to add a bowling center-focused sales function, also in Hopkinsville.

“This is a great strategic fit for our company,” Schickert said in a news release. “As we seek to grow our bowling center service product business, we can now add bowling pins to our existing lines of house balls and rental shoes. We are particularly proud that we are bringing jobs back to the United States with this acquisition.”

Ebonite has been based in Hopkinsville since 1967 and manufactures high performance bowling balls.

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Awesome opportunity for Ebonite and the city of Hopkinsville - the bowling capital of the world - Now if we can get some investors to open a new Bowling Center.

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