In 1997, when Altec selected Elizabethtown as the site for its newest manufacturing facility, no one realized what a successful endeavor it would be. In the years since its opening, the Elizabethtown facility has undergone numerous expansions and is now Altec’s highest volume manufacturing facility. Most recently, Altec’s Elizabethtown facility completed a 65,000 sq. ft. expansion of its main building, as well as an expansion of its stand-alone service center.
A leading provider of aerial equipment for the lights and signs, telecommunications and electric utility industries, Altec’s success stretches beyond its doors. In 2020, Altec’s general manager, Chad Sarver, was elected to serve as Board Chairman for United Way of Central Kentucky. Plant manager Grant Niebuhr also was selected to serve as Board Chairman for CASA of the Heartland. In addition, Altec has played an important role in workforce development and has been an active partner in initiatives such as the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation Training Consortium.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Altec was also among the first to show their support for our community by donating thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the staff at Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Baptist Health Hardin. To further show their appreciation, Altec parked two of its utility trucks at the main campus of Baptist Health Hardin with a banner to thank and encourage local healthcare heroes.
To learn more about Altec Industries, please visit www.altec.com.
Elizabethtown and Hardin County are home to numerous manufacturers that are innovative industry leaders as well as vital contributors to our region’s economy. Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation’s Made in Elizabethtown feature provides an opportunity to recognize these manufacturers and increase awareness of the products produced right here in the Elizabethtown-Hardin County region while highlighting community involvement.