Yesterday, Span Tech, LLC with their employees, members of the community, local officials, and customers celebrated the grand opening of their new 142,000 square foot facility on Hilltopper Way.
In a momentous development, in December 2020, Span Tech unveiled their expansion strategy for their custom-built plastic chain conveyor system manufacturing facility in Glasgow, KY. With a vision to cater to escalating customer requirements, the company decided to relocate their operations on Cleveland Ave to a more spacious facility. The move entailed constructing an impressive additional 100,000 square feet of space, a strategic decision that significantly augmented their manufacturing, warehouse, and assembly areas.
By embracing this expansion, Span Tech has positioned itself to accommodate the mounting customer demand, ensuring enhanced productivity and customer satisfaction. This forward-thinking initiative solidifies their commitment to adapt and grow in tandem with the evolving industry landscape.
“When we reflect back to this moment, we will recognize it as a significant turning point in our history,” stated Tiffany Somerville, COO. “We finally have a facility which provides us with the ability to make our dreams come true. We are so grateful for those who helped us build this building and played their part in the success of Span Tech.”
The grand celebration was complete with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, facility tours, delectable food, and entertainment. Adding a touch of excitement to the event, Randy Hedge, widely known as "The Cowboy," graced the occasion as the esteemed guest speaker. With his extraordinary fusion of humor, wisdom, and country charm, Randy Hedge ignited the crowd, leaving them captivated throughout his speech. His presence brought an extra layer of delight to the festivities, ensuring that every attendee was treated to an unforgettable experience.
Other speakers at the event included Deputy Secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Katie Smith, Barren County Judge Executive Jamie Bewley Byrd, City of Glasgow Mayor Henry Royse, the President & CEO of Barren Inc, Maureen Carpenter.
“Today marks a momentous occasion as we gather to cut the ribbon and open the doors to progress, prosperity, and boundless possibilities. Congratulations to Span Tech, LLC on this significant milestone, where collaboration, dedication, and hard work have transformed vision into reality,” said, City of Glasgow Mayor, Henry Royse.
“This ribbon cutting ceremony symbolizes not only the physical realization of a new endeavor but also the unity and strength of our local spirit.” said Barren County Judge Executive Jamie Bewley Byrd. “May this milestone be the catalyst for Span Tech’s continued success and the fuel that ignites your collective aspirations.”
In 1981, Span Tech, LLC emerged as a provider of resilient plastic chain conveyors and cutting-edge advancements in material handling. From its inception, the company's unwavering mission has been to construct conveyor systems of the highest caliber. Today, the fruits of their dedication are evident. Span Tech has gained widespread acclaim for their robust plastic chain conveyors and groundbreaking innovations in material handling, solidifying their position as a global frontrunner in crafting distinctive, adaptable technical solutions for vital sectors such as food production, beverage production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce. With a workforce that has expanded from 11 to nearly 95 associates, their exponential growth is a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence.
As Span Tech has evolved, so have their projects. Driven by customers’ needs, they regularly engineer new solutions through a healthy investment in research and development. Due to their innovative approach to solving problems, Span Tech thrives on making products to improve their client’s business. Unlike others, they are the only company in the plastic chain conveyor industry which manufactures many of their components, thus controlling the quality of the complete product offering.
About Span Tech:
Renowned for durably designed plastic chain conveyors and industry leading innovation in material handling, Span Tech is a recognized global leader in developing unique and customizable technical solutions for processing applications in core industries which include: food & beverage production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce. Contact us at 270.651.9166, info@
About Randy Hedge:
Randy Hedge, “The Cowboy,'' is a serial entrepreneur, investor, life coach, and keynote speaker. He’s been in business for himself over 30 years, building multiple streams of residual income from insurance, cattle, real estate, e-commerce, car dealerships, and direct sales.