Bed Wood and Parts LLC, an automotive supplier of domestic and exotic wood bed kits for pickup trucks, has plans for a $3.7 million expansion of its operation near Hopkinsville, according to a Wednesday release from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.
The project is expected to create 42 full-time jobs.
“Bed Wood and Parts exemplifies what we hope small companies in Kentucky achieve with the Commonwealth’s business initiatives,” Gov. Bevin said in the release. “This expansion will see the company grow from a local startup into a recognized go-to source in its industry.”
The business is situated between Hopkinsville and Crofton and plans to more than double its square footage to nearly 23,000 feet and add new equipment, according to the release. The expansion will spike its employment from six to 48 full-time workers and help meet increasing demand from customers.
“Bed Wood and Parts’ new manufacturing space and equipment allows us to increase our core production capabilities in key areas, provide enhanced operational efficiencies and exceed customer expectations for rapid order fulfillment, better meeting the needs of our customers,” Bed Wood and Parts founder and CEO Jeff Major said in the release. “Our team is excited about the growth we are experiencing in Kentucky and this expansion represents a commitment to continue to build on the success our team has accomplished.”
Since locating in Christian County in 2006, Bed Wood and Parts grew its product lineup to include more than 20 species of wood for classic truck, SUV and station wagon restoration and modification projects, according to the release.
The company plans to distribute various products online through both Wal-Mart and Amazon.
State Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, touched on the job creation.
“I am pleased to hear of Bed Wood and Parts’ expansion,” Westerfield said in the release. “This move by an established economic partner in our community will bring even more jobs and opportunities to our region, and I thank this dedicated company for its vested interest in Christian County.”
State Rep. Myron Dossett, R-Pembroke, also gave his thoughts.
“Bed Wood and Parts has long played a vital role in our community, and I am thrilled to learn of this new expansion,” he said in the release. “This $3.7 million investment will not only create 42 high-wage jobs, but provide a positive economic boost for our community. This news adds to Bed Wood and Parts’ already positive reputation in our area, and I am confident their partnership with Christian County will only continue to strengthen.”
Christian Judge-Executive Steve Tribble also weighed in on the announcement.
“We are pleased to see Bed Wood and Parts make a significant investment in Christian County,” Tribble said in the release. “We are very proud of the company’s growth and investment in our region.”
For more information on Bed Wood and Parts, visit www.BedWoodandParts.com.