Bluegrass Supply Chain continues to build the logistics industry by announcing plans with Bridgeport Partners REIG, LLC, for a new facility in Southern Indiana. Located at 1220 Bridgeport Road in Jeffersonville, the Bowling Green, Kentucky-based companies plan to invest $14,765,000 in the new center, along with an additional investment of $835,000 in machinery and equipment. The new facility will add up to 25 new employees at an average hourly wage of $27.22, which is above the average hourly wage for Clark County, Indiana.
“We’re extremely excited to bring this new, state-of-the-art logistics center to Jeffersonville,” said John Higgins, CEO of Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, LLC and Bridgeport Partners REIG, LLC. “As we saw during the height of the pandemic, logistics and supply chain management plays a critical role in the economic health and vibrancy of our country. This new facility positions us to continue playing a key role in this vital area. We appreciate all the hard work on the part of the State of Indiana, the City of Jeffersonville, and One Southern Indiana to help us expand our footprint and our workforce with steady, good paying jobs, with wages at or above the Clark County average.”
The company was approved for over $1.3 million in tax abatements from the City of Jeffersonville, including $1,299,680 in real estate taxes over the next five years, and $11,693 in personal property taxes over the same period, as approved by the Jeffersonville City Council during its May 1 meeting. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is supporting this project by expanding their existing 2018 incentives to incorporate this additional investment in Indiana.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Bluegrass Supply Chain Services on this project,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “It’s yet another example of Jeffersonville’s vibrant business climate, and further evidence of the robust economic growth that continues across our region. We look forward to assisting in any way we can to bring this exciting project to fruition.”
Wendy Dant Chesser, President and CEO of One Southern Indiana said, “This is wonderful news for Jeffersonville and southern Indiana. We continue to attract dynamic companies at the forefront of their industries, and with their focus on innovation, technology and continuous improvement in logistics, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services is certainly no exception. 1si is delighted to be a part of this process, and we look forward to watching their progress.”