Gov. Beshear in Louisville for PACCAR parts distribution center

The $45 million investment will create 80-full time jobs.
The $45 million investment will create 80-full time jobs.(WAVE News)
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 7:37 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2023 at 9:23 AM CST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear was in Louisville for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, joining company officials for the opening of the new PACCAR truck parts distribution center.

The $45 million investment will create 80-full time jobs.

PACCAR Parts helps manufacture and distribute automotive supplies for Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

Louisville Metro’s Director of Economic development said this is crucial, especially for the area it’s in.

“This facility is an incredible opportunity for the city of Louisville, but particularly south Louisville,” said Ben Moore. “These are good-paying jobs, this was a site that was previously undeveloped. It’s always great when you see a good employer coming into your community.”

The 260,000-square-foot facility at Louisville Riverport Authority’s Phase 5 development will be for motor-vehicle-related parts distribution, including original equipment and replacement parts.

“World-class companies are choosing Kentucky because of our world-class workforce,” Gov. Beshear said in a release. “PACCAR Parts will be a great addition to South Louisville, providing new job opportunities for Kentucky families. I am excited to be here today to cut the ribbon on this new facility, and I look forward to PACCAR having many years of success here in the commonwealth.”

The new location is the company’s 18th parts distribution center. This increases PACCAR’s global footprint to more than 3.4 million square feet of warehouse space, according to the release.

The facility in Louisville will allow the company to increase parts availability for dealers and customers in the central, mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. regions.