Carter Lumber announced July 27, the location of its new manufacturing facility. The $10 million Kight Home Center will begin construction later this year, and will open by 2018 in Bowling Green, Ky. Carter expects to employ 50 workers at this location.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin weighed in on the announcement, saying "Carter Lumber and its brands have been longtime members of the state’s retail community, so it’s great to see them adding a manufacturing operation and creating new jobs in South Central Kentucky."

“As a family company, we always feel that it is important to expand our offerings in communities we already service and maximize the potential of the area for our business," said Jeff Donley, president of Carter Lumber. “This new facility will be a tremendous asset to the growth of our Kight operation and the many builders we service in the area.”

Carter Lumber, based in Kent, Ohio, was the no. 11-ranked company on the 2017 ProSales 100. It operates 150 locations throughout the country and had $1.2 billion in total sales last year.