New Manufacturing Plant Coming To Whitley County

Governor Matt Bevin’s office announced Sims Bark Company will add a new manufacturing operation in Whitley County. Sims Bark Company is a provider of mulch, soil, rock products and other landscaping material. Sims Bark Company of Georgia LLC will buy a 125,000-square-foot industrial building on approximately 65 acres near Corbin. The facility will create 21 jobs and include a $3.8 million investment. Sims Bark is family owned and was founded in 1974. It operates two manufacturing facilities in Alabama and once each in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. Officials plan to begin renovating the facility later this year.

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