Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation leaders announced today that Netherlands-based Eurotrol will build a custom, state-of-the-art distribution facility on North Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown.
The facility will serve as the company’s principle distribution hub for North, Central and South America. Eurotrol is a major supplier of medical quality controls that ensure the accuracy and precision of laboratory instruments used to test patients’ blood.
“This investment in distribution infrastructure puts Eurotrol in a strong position to take on larger manufacturing commitments and, at the same time, more effectively distribute our products to customers worldwide,” said Bart Maas, the company’s president and owner. “In addition, this will increase the quality of healthcare.”
Eurotrol selected the Elizabethtown location because of easy access to UPS Worldport in Louisville, which allows efficient and timely shipping of its temperature-sensitive products.
“We are very pleased that Elizabethtown’s T.J. Patterson Industrial Park meets the needs of this international company and will help secure its future success,” said Greg Jenkins, chairman of the foundation’s board of directors. “Eurotrol is an excellent addition to Elizabethtown and Hardin County.”
Eurotrol expects to break ground on the facility late in 2016 and to begin operations in Elizabethtown with 10 to 15 employees.
“This is wonderful news for our city,” said Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger. “We wholeheartedly welcome Eurotrol to our community and look forward to celebrating with them as they break ground.”
“Eurotrol is a welcomed addition to our growing industrial and manufacturing family,” said Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry. “Attracting new companies and helping companies grow is essential to a community’s economic development, and a qualified and dependable workforce is the key to employers’ success. Pairing our strong workforce and a growing company like Eurotrol is an excellent match for both the company and our community.”
For more information about Eurotrol, visit www.eurotrol.com.