Industrial & Manufacturing in Berea

Manufacturing & Industrial Profile

Berea KY Industrial Profile:


The Berea Industrial Park is home to ten industrial manufacturers. These manufacturers operate 24/7 and provide jobs for over 3,500 people in Berea and surrounding areas. With over 400 acres of industrial zoned land still available, the Berea Industrial Park is primed for future manufacturing growth.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. Berea – Opening in 1987 as Tokico Manufacturing Corporation, this plant has manufactured automotive shock absorbers, struts, and brake systems for major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) worldwide. In 2011, Tokico merged with Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas. After a major expansion in 2016 they now occupy a 1,000,000-square foot facility on 40 plus acres of industrial property, and employ of 1,500 people. This makes them the second largest employer in Madison County behind Eastern Kentucky University.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc Berea Motor Plant – Established in 2011 in response to growing emissions regulations and higher fuel cost, the 65 acres and 146,000 square foot Berea Motor Plant manufactures automotive electric drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. – Hyster-Yale Materials Handling opened the doors to its Berea production facility in 1974. Today the Berea facility employs 850 people in a 500,000 square foot building. This facility manufacturers 1 – 9 ton internal combustion engine forklift trucks which are utilized in a wide variety of industries for materials handling solutions.

Kentucky Steel Center – Established in 1996 Kentucky Steel Center is a steel distributor and service center that processes steel sheets, plates, and coils. They currently employ 65 people in their 125,000 square foot facility that sits on 12 acres.

KI (USA) – Since 1989 KI (USA) has been a manufacturer of automotive engine, body, and suspension products in Berea. KI (USA) specializes in precision metal stamping, electro-coat painting, and weld assembly. Manufactured products include engine mounts, brake boosters, engine oil pans, and other various automotive parts. KI (USA) currently occupies a 250,000 square foot plant on 54 acres and employs over 115 associates.

Middletown Composites – A full service composites manufacturing facility specializing in military and the defense aerospace industry, Middletown Composites has the resources and capabilities to construct composite structures and sub-structures.

Middletown Metal Works – Privately owned and operated, Middletown Metal Works provides custom metal fabrication, machining, and finishing including CNC maching, laser cutting, and powder coating. Middletown Metal Works processes most types of metal in their 34,000 square foot facility.

Novelis Cooperation –  Novelis opened the doors to this manufacturing plant in 1989 and today employs 130 people in their 215,000 square foot facility that sites on 57 acres. They are the single largest producer of aluminum rolled products, and the Berea plant is one of the world’s largest plants dedicated to aluminum can recycling, taking approximately 20 percent of the United States’ used aluminum cans, melting them down, and producing sheet ingots.

Pittsburgh Glass Works – Since 1990 PGW has been manufacturing automotive OEM and replacement glass products from their Berea plant. Today this 300,000 square foot plant sits on 25 acres and is providing jobs to 270 people.

STEMCO – STEMCO opened their Berea Plant in 1973 and currently employs 130 people. This 260,000 square foot plant sits on 46 acres and manufactures application specific braking solutions including brake pads, drums and adjusters for commercial vehicles.