Stryker Logistics LLC has announced plans to open a new international headquarters in Bowling Green, a $1.5 million project creating 50 full-time jobs.
The headquarters will locate in the 25,000-square-foot former Western Kentucky Plastics facility on Dishman Lane in Bowling Green. The location will include a warehouse and distribution center, as well as a headquarters office. Stryker’s expansion will extend services to clients across the south, bringing a number of jobs that were previously located overseas back to Kentucky.
“We are extremely excited to announce our international headquarters in Bowling Green, Ky.,” said Fuji Avdic, owner and president of Stryker Logistics. “We look forward to adding value back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. We hope to see continuous growth within Stryker Logistics and Bowling Green for many years to come.”
Avdic founded Stryker in Bowling Green in 2015 and expanded it rapidly across the last three years, growing it from a one-man operation to 14 employees with three Kentucky locations and a support office in Bosnia. Advic said the company defines itself on terrific customer service, and the new Bowling Green facility will extend premium service to clients spanning the US South. By using asset warehousing and third-party freight brokering, Stryker can track shipments 24 hours a day.
Since opening, Stryker’s total monthly revenue increased by 10,000 percent, Advic said. Stryker was recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial businesses in America, one of only two Kentucky businesses to receive such an honor. Prior to founding Stryker, Avdic also founded and sold another trucking company that remains successful in Bowling Green today.
“The success of Stryker Logistics is a prime example of the upside potential that Kentucky has to offer,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “This dynamic company continues to demonstrate incredible tenacity and promise, and we are grateful for their decision to keep and expand their headquarters in Warren County. Looking to the future together, this relationship is sure to be a boon for Stryker, the Bowling Green area and the commonwealth as a whole.”