Major Regional Employers


A list of the major employers in the eight-county region that consists of Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, and Woodford Counties.


Company County Description Employees
University of Kentucky Fayette Education 12,500
Toyota Motor Manufacturing  Scott Manufacturing 8,200
Kentucky Health & Family Services Cabinet Franklin Government 7,444
Fayette County Public Schools Fayette Education 5,172
Transportation Cabinet of Kentucky Franklin Government 4,848
Conduent Fayette Outsourcing 3,100
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Fayette Government 2,837
Eastern Kentucky University Madison Education 2,240
Lexmark International Inc. Fayette World HQ 2,200
Wal-Mart Fayette Retail 2,027
KentuckyOne Health Fayette Healthcare 1,757
Scott County Public Schools Scott Education 1,655
Veterans Medical Center Fayette Healthcare 1,565
Baptist Health Fayette Healthcare 1,558
Kentucky Department of Education Franklin Education 1,475
Hitachi Automotive Systems Madison Manufacturing 1,357 Fayette Distribution 1,300
Lockheed Martin Fayette Manufacturing 1,100
Lexington Clinic Fayette Healthcare 1,000
KY Dept. for Workforce Innovation Franklin Government 985
Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plan Madison Engineering Services 918
Johnson Controls Inc Scott  Manufacturing 818
Trane Lexington Fayette Manufacturing 800
Big Ass Solutions Fayette Manufacturing 799
Montaplast of North America Franklin Manufacturing 760
Webasto Roof Systems Fayette Manufacturing 760
Frankfort Regional Medical Center Franklin Healthcare 750
Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. Fayette Manufacturing 700
Valvoline Fayette Headquarters 694
Meijer Fayette Retail 675
Kroger Fayette Retail 673
Osram Sylvania Woodford Manufacturing 656
Quad Graphics Woodford Manufacturing 656
Alltech Inc. Jessamine Manufacturing 650
Galls Inc. Fayette Mail Order 640
NACCO Materials Handling Group Madison Manufacturing 618
UPS Fayette Transportation and Warehousing 580
Federal Bureau of Prisons Fayette Corrections 560
McLane Cumberland Jessamine Manufacturing 515
CMWA Bourbon Manufacturing 504
Schneider Electric Fayette Manufacturing 500
Central Bancshares Fayette Finance 480
EnerSys Madison Manufacturing 480
Toyota Tsusho America Inc. Scott Manufacturing 450
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Fayette Healthcare 433
Buffalo Trade Distillery Franklin Manufacturing 425
Tempur Sealy International Fayette Headquarters 420
Kentucky Dept. of Labor Franklin Government 406
Catalent Pharma Solutions Clark Manufacturing 400
McKechnie Vehicle Components Jessamine Manufacturing 391
Aramark Uniform Service Fayette Back Office 370
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Fayette Manufacturing 368
R J Corman Railroad Group LLP Jessamine Headquarters 350
Aichi Scott Manufacturing 327
IBM Global Solutions Fayette Software 310
Beam Inc. Franklin Distillery 304
East KY Power Cooperative Inc. Clark Utilities 300
Pilkington North America Woodford  Manufacturing 300
Qualex Manufacturing LLC Scott Manufacturing 300
Sherwin-Williams Company Madison Distribution and Warehousing 300
TOPY America Inc. Franklin Manufacturing 300
Yokohama Industries America Inc. Woodford Manufacturing 300
International Crankshaft Scott Manufacturing 296
J.M Smucker Fayette Manufacturing 280
Phoenix Transportation Services Scott Transportation and Warehousing 270
Leggett & Platt Inc. Clark Manufacturing 250
The Okonite Company Madison Manufacturing 249
Aventics Fayette Manufacturing 245
Amcor Rigid Plastics Jessamine Manufacturing 235
Avantor Performance Materials Bourbon Manufacturing 235
Allconnect Inc. Fayette Call Center 233
Georgia-Pacific Fayette Manufacturing 230
Ceradyne Inc., a 3M Company Fayette Manufacturing 230
Neogen Corp Fayette Manufacturing 225
The Freeman Corporation Clark Manufacturing 223
RockTenn Jessamine Manufacturing 220
Save-A-Lot Distribution Center Clark Wholesale Trade 210
Donaldson Co. Inc. Jessamine Manufacturing 210
General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. Clark  Information Services 208
AAA Allied/Energy Insurance Fayette Finance and Insurance 200
Vermont Casting Group Bourbon Manufacturing 200
Gill GR&S Madison Manufacturing 186
Richmond Auto Parts Technology Madison Manufacturing 186
Kentucky Eagle Beer Inc. Fayette Wholesale Trade 180
Creative Lodging Solutions Fayette Headquarters 177
Kentucky Blood Center Fayette Healthcare 175
Clark Material Handling Company Fayette Headquarters & Manufacturing 170
G E Lighting LLC Fayette Manufacturing 160
JP Morgan Chase Fayette Finance and Insurance 160
Baptist Health Plan Fayette Finance and Insurance 155
TwinSpires Fayette Corporate Office 155
Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc Scott Real Estate 150
Cintas Corporation Fayette Facility Services 150
Nitto Denko Automotive Kentucky Inc. Fayette Automotive Repairs/Maintenance 150
Toyota Logistics Services Scott Logistics 142
Commonwealth Credit Union Franklin Finance and Insurance 129
Transfreight LLC Scott Transportation and Warehousing 120
Sources: Commerce Lexington, KBIIS