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SCS to Build Second Facility in Bowling Green

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Southern Coil Solutions, an automated steel warehouse, will open soon, but it’s already expanding at its Bowling Green, Ky., location. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear was on hand to announce plans for a new $63 million distribution and transfer facility at the site.

The project follows a July 2023 announcement of a $27 million investment to build a fully automated steel coil warehouse distribution and logistics center in Bowling Green. The facility is on target to open by the middle of April.

The original facility houses advanced automation systems and specialized machinery tailored for coil storage and handling. The facility is designed to ensure optimal safety, security and efficiency throughout the storage and retrieval processes.

SCS-2 LLC is a frontrunner in automated storage and railway services for the metals industry, catering to sectors such as automotive, food and beverage and battery production. The company’s facility, located in a strategic industrial area for easy access to major transport routes, spans over 300,000 square feet.

“This new facility signifies more than just an expansion; it reflects our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence,” said Mark J. Loik, CEO of SCS-2 LLC. “By selecting Bowling Green for this project, we leverage not only its strategic location and infrastructure within the Kentucky Transpark but also contribute significantly to local economic growth and industry diversification. Additionally, we are deeply grateful to our partner, CareGo, for their dedicated work and pivotal role in making this project a reality.”

Aimed at revolutionizing coil management within the rail industry, the company is committed to ongoing investment in technology and infrastructure to meet its clients’ diverse needs with safety, security and efficiency at the forefront. Serving key industries with high standards, the company ensures safe, efficient storage and handling solutions for materials critical to automotive production, food packaging and battery manufacturing.

The facility will be engineered to meet the needs of the company’s diverse clientele, featuring advanced automation systems for optimal coil storage and rail services capabilities. With a focus on safety, security and efficiency, SCS-2 is poised to serve the critical storage needs and transportation requirements of key sectors, including the rapidly evolving battery industry, essential for powering electric vehicles and renewable energy systems. The facility is expected to be operational by June 2025.

“I am thrilled to see continued investment to support the Southern Coil Solutions location in Warren County that was announced just last summer,” said Gov. Beshear. “This investment builds on our state’s strong infrastructure to support distribution and logistics operations, and I look forward to this new transfer facility being completed next year.”

Upon completion, the facility will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, showcasing Southern Coil Solutions’ commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.