(PRLEAP.COM) Lummus Corporation, the parent company of System Solutions of Kentucky (SSK) and Lummus, is planning for significant growth and hiring in upcoming months. Widely known as a leading solution and equipment supplier to the intralogistics and cotton gin industries, the company also provides technical solutions to other segments, including those in food manufacturing and synthetic fiber processing.
SSK, the company’s Louisville-based division, designs, manufactures, and installs both automatic and manual conveying and sorting equipment. The equipment created by SSK is used in a wide variety of industries including letter, parcel, baggage, and cargo. In order to keep up with its high growth, the company recently hired 59 people during the first quarter of 2018, and in the weeks ahead SSK plans to create more than 50 additional jobs across all business areas with opportunities for second and third shift employment, project managers, engineers, business staff, and more. The company’s new Chief Executive Officer Ben Hinnen explains: “During a time of rapid growth, we’re very excited to offer many excellent career opportunities for a range of positions. Along with manufacturing jobs, we’re looking for business professionals and engineers interested in being a part of an exciting, fast-growing entrepreneurial environment.”
Additionally, the ginning equipment demand is at a 10-year high, requiring expansion of manufacturing resources at locations in Savannah, Georgia and Lubbock, Texas creating over 30 jobs. Lummus will add second and third shifts to their manufacturing schedule in Savannah and a second shift in both Lubbock and Louisville.
During a time of rapid growth, we’re very excited to offer many excellent career opportunities for a range of positions. Along with manufacturing jobs, we’re looking for business professionals and engineers interested in being a part of an exciting, fast-growing entrepreneurial environment.”—Ben Hinnen, CEO
Along with their focus on job creation and hiring, Lummus Corporation is also planning on expanding their manufacturing facilities. During the second half of 2018, the company will establish plans for a new plant in Texas, Kentucky, or Georgia. The location will be determined and announced after the board of directors finishes their analysis of the company’s manufacturing strategy and decides on the best approach for scaling up. The Louisville location will also be moving into new office spaces later in the year to successfully meet increased business demand.
With a history dating back to 1863, Lummus Corporation, headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, is the world’s leading full-line supplier of machinery and replacement parts for the cotton ginning industry worldwide, operating under the Lummus, Consolidated, and Belt-Wide brands. The company also provides design, installation, field and technical service support for customers in the USA and throughout the world, serving the cotton, oilseed, and synthetic fiber industries. The company emphasizes a commitment to the highest level of quality, innovation and service, marketing products in more than 100 countries.
Founded in 2003, SSK is an entrepreneurial single-source material handling systems integrator in North America, driving high performance and productivity for logistics and e-commerce customers.
With a management team based in Louisville, Kentucky, the company provides design, installation, retrofitting, and technical services to customers across the world, with a focus on quality, efficiency, and performance.