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Success Stories

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, Inc.

Following a nationwide site selection process, Dr. Schneider chose Russell County for its latest $29 million facility to produce high quality plastics for the automotive industry - from innovative air vent systems to highly integrated interior paneling and sophisticated modules for instrument panels and center consoles. The company has plants in Germany, Brazil, China, Poland, Spain and the Slovak Republic.

Superior Battery Manufacturing Company, Inc

Founded in 1983, the company is a recognized leader in providing reliable power sources for automotive, commercial, marine, lawn and garden, and deep cycle applications. Superior Battery manufactures a diverse product line, including its highly acclaimed Superlex brand. Superior and its 165 team members serve distributors and suppliers across the United States and a growing number of foreign markets.

Bruss North America Inc.

Bruss North America Inc. has expanded its operations twice in the last few years. The company now has approximately 400 employees at its Russell Springs plant. The German company, which specializes in the manufacturing of sealing systems for transmissions and engines, has invested $40 million in plant and manufacturing equipment.

The Russell Springs plant, which opened in September 2001, is the company's only U.S. production operation and is also the North American corporate headquarters.

Premier Tox

Premier Tox performs drug and alcohol testing, background checks, DNA testing, and electronic monitoring for criminal justice programs, schools, departments of transportation, workplace programs, and the health care industry.

Having excellent communication technology is extremely important for Premier Tox, as the business relies on e-mail to notify customers of drug testing results. Russell County's 100 percent fiber optic network also enabled Premier to design its own phone system to handle the 10,000 daily calls it receives from drug court participants nationwide, who are checking to see if they will be tested that day.

Stephens Pipe & Steel

Stephens Pipe & Steel, LLC (SPS) is a one stop all-purpose fence manufacturer and wholesaler. SPS is committed to speedy delivery, competitive prices and unsurpassed quality. Since 1976, Terry Stephens has been at the helm of Stephens Pipe. With Terry's commitment to excellence, SPS has grown to be the nation's largest fully American-owned fence store! Now in 13 states across the eastern and mid-west United States, Stephens Pipe maintains the fence industry's largest on-site pipe and chain-link inventory!

GGF Heritage Manufacturing LLC

GGF Heritage Manufacturing is a division of The Ferco Aerospace Group, which has been serving the aerospace and industrial gas turbine engine markets for more than 50 years. GGF is a low-cost sourcing solution for customers seeking alternatives to a 20,000-mile supply chain.

Tantus Tobacco

Tantus Tobacco was founded on the belief that high-quality Kentucky tobacco does not need to come with subsequent high prices. Our goal is to make the highest quality cigarettes, pipe tobacco, filtered cigars and tipped cigars offered at value prices.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Russell Springs shows our commitment to this high quality. But, in order to make the finest tobacco products, it is essential to start with the finest tobacco grown in the world — Kentucky burley leaf. Our blended, toasted tobacco provides a distinctive taste with a smooth finish. This blend also results in a slow-burning premium tobacco with a pleasant aroma.

Lily Creek Industries

Lily Creek Industries specializes in precision production parts, manufactured to the highest standards with state-of-the-art machinery, technical expertise, superlative gaging and quality control without compromise.

We at Lily Creek Industries value our ISO-9001:2000, QS-9000 and AS-9100 certifications. We maintain this uncompromising ability to provide high-end precision products in quantity.

Lily Creek Industries provides customers all-inclusive service, from initial concept, to prototyping, to production.

We achieve this through a highly-trained staff of employees, inspired by management that directs both Lily Creek Industries and its associate, S & S Tool and Machine Company in Louisville. It is no secret that these two prestigious facilities can combine resources to provide our customers with complete diversification of services.


Why Choose Russell?

A short distance from I-65 and I-75, Russell County provides local industries with quick access to their markets.

Available Sites

More than 150 acres of choice industrial sites are now available in Russell County.

Strong Work Ethic

Russell County's rural farming traditions provide a workforce that is loyal, trainable and dependable.

A Growth Environment

Russell County's residents enjoy top-quality services, a range of activities and a beautiful recreational lake.