(March 10, 2016) Franklin Favorite, Franklin, Kentucky
Another new industry is locating to Franklin.
Power Tec Solutions International, which was established in 2013 to
develop, market, and manufacture custom power supply, chargers and UPS
solutions for the communications and renewable energies markets, has
recently purchased the former Vermont Gage Building located on
Reasonover Drive in the Wilkey North Industrial Park in Franklin. The
company offers power supplies for optical network fiber suppliers to
such area customers as the Franklin Electric Plant Board's fiber
division and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.
Power Tec Solutions International President Stan Battat said the move
to locate in Franklin resulted from support demonstrated by the
Franklin Simpson Industrial Authority.
"With the support and partnership of the Franklin Simpson Industrial
Authority, Power Tec Solutions International decided to develop their
second warehouse and logistics facility in the Wilkey North Industrial
Park in Franklin, Kentucky," he said.
Drew Hardin, the company's Vice President of Operations, said the
effort displayed by Franklin's industrial recruitment team was
unmatched by any other area of interest in the southeast.
"For nearly 12 months our team has searched the southeast for a
suitable facility and community that would meet our operating needs of
today and support our projections for growth and expansion tomorrow,"
he said. "Denny Griffin and the Franklin Simpson Industrial Authority
have gone above and beyond our expectations to find a perfect home to
seamlessly transition our day-to-day operations as well as align our
team with the additional land needed to expand our facility and scale
to meet the demands of our operational growth. The support we've found
local to Franklin, Kentucky has been unmatched by other target markets
within the southeast as potential areas of interest, and we are proud
to have partnered with Denny and the entire Industrial Authority team.
Their support and dedication to our team has been invaluable and we
look forward to a very long and successful partnership with the
In addition to their 12,000 square foot facility, Power Tec Solutions
International is looking to purchase approximately 30 acres in the
Wilkey North Industrial Park for future manufacturing operations.
"We are very pleased to have this company locate in our community,"
said Gary Broady, Chairman of the Franklin Simpson Industrial
Authority. "We appreciate Wayne Goodrum, Director of Fiber Operations
for the Franklin Electric Plant Board for introducing this great
company to our community."
Power Tec Solutions International is expected to employ 10 people at
their distribution site. They could hire an additional 30 people when
they begin their manufacturing facility in the next few years.
For more information, contact Industrial Authority Executive Director
Dennis Griffin at 270-586-4477 or at