The Hart County Chamber of Commerce and Hart County Industrial Authority join with others across Kentucky in celebrating October as Manufacturing Month. Currently 4,500 manufacturing facilities exist throughout the state and employ more than 256,000 people. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, manufacturing is the 5th largest employer in the nation with approximately 11.6 people employed in this industry.
Hart County is home to several large and small manufacturers. Those employing 10 or more people include: Dart Container Corporation, T Marzetti, Sister Schubert’s, Kentucky Chrome Works, Geothermal Supply Company, Hollander Sleep Products, Interstate Hardwoods, Jobe Publishing, Oscarware, Hart County Hardwoods and Priceville Hardwoods. Together these businesses employ over 3,000 people from Hart and surrounding counties.
From yeast rolls and salad dressings to Styrofoam cups to hardwood flooring, grillware and more, products made in Hart County can be found in stores, homes and offices across the United States, even abroad. Plus, these businesses generate thousands of dollars in local revenue, which is used to provide services for all Hart Countians. In addition, these industries help support numerous programs and projects throughout the local communities.
The Chamber and Industrial Authority invite the public to join with them in this special salute to local industries.