Welcome to Murray, Kentucky
Murray, known as the home of Murray State University, is a thriving community of excellence with an outstanding existing industry community including; Briggs & Stratton, Pella Windows, and more.
The economic development goal of this community is simple. By working with strategic partners such as the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and TVA, we strive to retain and attract only the highest quality manufacturing and distribution firms to our area. We strongly feel that our assets such as low crime, affordable housing, excellent public school systems and cutting edge telecommunication services make our area one of the best locations possible for leading companies searching for that “just right” fit.
Located near the physical center of the U.S., Murray is within a day’s drive of most customers and suppliers. Centered approximately between Nashville, St. Louis, Memphis and Cincinnati, we are also within an easy truck drive to other major Metro areas such as Atlanta or Chicago. Whether by air, truck or rail, Murray can meet your transportation needs.
We hope that you will take time to learn more about our community and would be pleased to provide additional information on available sites & buildings, utilities, taxes, incentives or anything else that can assist you in making the important decision to locate your next project in Murray – Calloway County, Kentucky.
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Briggs & Stratton Corporation
110 Main Street Murray, Ky. 42071
Briggs and Stratton, a premier manufacturer of small gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has been located in Murray since 1984. The company currently employs roughly 1,000 associates and produces about 3.5 million engines and 8 million carburetors annually. Utilizing participative management and lean manufacturing principals as well as a well trained workforce, the Murray plant has the highest productivity and attendance of any Briggs & Stratton plant in the world.
About Briggs & Stratton
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106 Max Hurt Drive
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Sportable Scoreboards Inc., one of America’s largest and most trusted scoreboard manufacturers, has been located in Murray since 1995. Sportable Scoreboards’ proud heritage dates back to 1986. The company currently employs approximately 60 employees and consistently produces rapid double-digit growth. Considered the unprecedented leader in scoreboard technology, Sportable Scoreboards has accumulated a large list of satisfied clients throughout the years, including most of the NFL and many NBA teams as well as major colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, youth leagues, corporate recreation leagues, military bases, and thousands of other organizations. From humble beginnings to the current multi-million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Murray, Kentucky, Sportable Scoreboards continues to provide its customers the best value in the scoreboard industry through the implementation of unparalleled technological developments, competitive pricing and excellent service.
100 Chestnut St
Murray, KY 42071
The Murray facility is part of the Morningstar division of Dean Foods which specializes in extended shelf life products. Dean Foods Company, located in Dallas, Texas, is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the country. They are the largest processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products. Through our WhiteWave Foods division, we are also the nation's leading manufacturer of soymilk, organic milk and other organic foods. Dean’s operates more than 100 plants in the United States and employ more than 26,000 people.
About Morningstar Foods
R.T. Vanderbilt Corp.
396 Pella Way
Murray, KY 42071
R. T. Vanderbilt Company opened its doors for business on 42nd Street in New York City in 1916. It was started by a 31-year-old named Robert Thurlow Vanderbilt who had $1,000 of his own, a $24,000 family loan, and a contract to sell clay for a company in the South.
Since the paper industry was a prime market for clay, it was here that Robert Vanderbilt saw his Company begin to grow. His success led him to form R. T. Vanderbilt Company's first subsidiary, Continental Clay Company (now Dixie Clay Company) in South Carolina. However, while soft clay was geared to the needs of the paper industry, Continental Clay and North American Clay Company (of which Robert was a director) were also mining hard clays more suitable to the rubber industry.
This introduced Vanderbilt to the rubber industry. And so the Company has grown from year to year until today we sell more than sixty categories of minerals and chemicals, made up of over 800 products, to twelve different industries: rubber, plastics, petroleum, paint, paper, pharmaceutical, agricultural, ceramics, adhesives, wire and cable, cosmetics, and household products. The Company now has seven wholly-owned subsidiaries operating chemical manufacturing plants in Connecticut and Kentucky, and mining and minerals processing facilities in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, California and Kentucky. In addition to our own minerals and chemicals, we distribute products of many distinguished companies under continuing contracts dating back to the mid-1920's. The Company employs over 620 men and women, selling throughout the United States and in some 80 countries around the world.
We expect our growth to continue. As long as we produce quality minerals and chemicals and render a useful service to our customers, there will always be a market for the products of R. T. Vanderbilt Company.
About R.T. Vanderbilt
87A Spruce Street
PO Box 88
Murray, KY 42071
Numeritex Displays designs, manufactures, sells, distributes and services state-of-the-art LED indoor and outdoor reader boards, hotel and gas price changers, time and temperature displays, and LED name badges throughout the US and worldwide. Numeritex Displays is a privately held corporation with ownership having over 100 years of combined expertise in the LED visual communications field in both reader boards and scoreboards.
Numeritex Displays has designed and sold thousands of message board products in the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe to a diverse group of businesses and organizations including Airports, Schools, Churches, Fast Food Outlets, Fortune 500 companies, and many others. We offer our customers the best products available, at very competitive price, with every option to make installation easy and sign operations simple. Our commitment to simple operation is backed by our lifetime phone support, included with every one of our products.
Numeritex Displays has received patent pending status for our latest innovations - Gas-Trac ® and Uni-trac® . These LED displays replace traditional changeable copy signs, allowing businesses to upgrade quickly and easily. Lightweight, low profile (1.5" deep) and easy to use, these new products are the hit of the industry and now make it affordable for anyone to upgrade to LEDs.
Numeritex Displays is continually innovating and pushing forward LED signage technology. Call us at 800-675-0123 to learn how our products can benefit your business or organization.
About Numeritix Displays
Murray Mold & Die
506 Industrial Road
Murray, KY 42071
Since 1985, Murray Mold & Die, Inc. has been dedicated to quality and service in the tool and die industry. Our 15,000 square foot facility is equipped with the latest and most accurate machine tools available. Located in Western Kentucky, we have become a central location to most of the United States.
Our services include die cast, plastic and thermoforming molds as well as custom tooling and special machines. We pride ourselves in our quality craftsmanship and design capabilities. Our experienced tool makers are very skilled in the manufacturing and maintaining of all processes required in molds, dies, and tooling.
Built on dependable service and quality work; Murray Mold & Die, Inc. is your best asset.
About Murray Mold & Die
307 Poor Farm Road East
Murray, KY 42071
Innovative products from an industry leader Pella Corporation is an innovative leader in creating a better view for homes and businesses by designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.
As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 83-year history of innovation, making outstanding products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship.
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Gov. Steve Beshear came to the former Webasto building on U.S. 641 North Friday to announce that iwis, a German automotive supplier, would be bringing 75 new, full-time jobs and more than $12.5 million in investment to Murray next year.
According to a Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) report from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, iwis (pronounced ee-vis and written in lowercase letters) is a leading supplier to the automotive industry around the world, with products such as high-quality chain drive systems for camshafts, injection pumps, differential shafts, oil pumps and auxiliary units. The company will operate in the 119,000-square-foot facility that used to house Webasto, and employees at the Murray facility will manufacture timing drive systems for automotive engines.
The operation will start in 2013 and will ramp up production in 2014, according to a press release from the Governor's Office. Managing Director Johannes Winklhofer said he hoped to have the facility running by August 2013.
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