Patriot Gauge Expands Locally

October 27, 2016) Franklin, Kentucky [Brian Hancock, The Franklin Favorite]

Patriot Gauge, an automotive supplier that located in Franklin in 2004, is expanding its operations in Simpson County.

"We started out in 5,000 square feet" said Ron Coomes, owner and president of Patriot Gauge. "This year, thanks to the response to our product by our customers, we have moved from leased space of 5,000 square feet to a 37,000 square foot building located at 3 Washington Way just off of the 1008 Bypass. Our business has been so good that we now have 40 people working at our new facility."

Patriot Gauge manufactures gaskets and high end aftermarket automotive and motorcycle parts. Their chief customer is Holley Performance Products.

"We attribute the success of our company to the close relationship we have with Holley Performance Products," said Coomes. "We have worked with Holley for over a decade and I can tell you that they are a real joy to work with as a customer. They make us feel like we are part of their corporate family."

Coomes thanked several members of the community for their support during his company's transition.

"I want to recognize Gary Broady and Franklin Bank and Trust as well as the Franklin Simpson Industrial Authority for helping us grow our business," he said. "Without both of these partnerships, our success in Franklin would not have been possible."

Simpson County Judge/Executive Jim Henderson expressed his delight at the expansion of Patriot Gauge.

For more information, contact Industrial Authority Executive Director Dennis Griffin at 270-586-4477 or at fsindustry@bellsouth.net.